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At the college assembly on Thursday, September 30, 
President Gibson addressed the students on "The State of 
Washington College." 

Dr. Gibson reminded the students of the Washington 
College, Development Program, inaugurated in the fall of 
1952 to raise one and one-half million dollars for building 
construction and one million 
dollars for endowment, these sums 
to be obtained during the next 
10 to 12 years. The first phase of 
the program was an intensive 
fund-raising campaign to raise 
$400,000 for the erection of a new 
women's dormitory. At the end 
of August of this year, Dr. Gibson 
announced, the college had raised 
$432,000 for the dorm, Minta 
Martin Hall, which is already 
under construction. 

Furthermore, the college is the 
recipient of a grant of the Hodson 
Trust which will finance the 
erection of a new kitchen wing to 
Hodson Hall, consequently en- 
larging the facilities for dining. 
Last winter the legislature of the 
state of Maryland appropriated 
?250,000 for a new gymnasium for 
Washington College. 

To top all of these accomplish- 
ments, the college has just been 
informed that its application for 
a loan of $380,000 from the Federal 
Housing and Home Finance Agency 
has been approved. This means 
the erection of a new wing to 
Somerset House, and the complete 
interior renovation of both Middle 
Hall and East Hall. 

Summing up, Dr. Gibson pointed 
out that in less than two years 
the college has raised $817,000, or 
over 50 per cent of the goal for 
capital construction planned in the 
original development program. 
This does not include the govern- 
ment loan. This, Gr. Gibson said, 
is truly a remarkable accomplish- 
ment, particularly since the college 
has never before sought financial 
support for such purposes from 
its alumni and friends. The com- 
pletion of all the projects for which 
money is now available will almost 
double the value of the physical 

—See Fund-Raising, PAGE 4 

Departments Expanded, 
Six Professors Are Added 

Frosh Bear Hazing; 

Awards To Greeks 

For the school year of 1953-54 
the scholarship cups awards went 
to Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity 
and to Zeta Tau Alpha sorority. 
The Phi Sigs had an accumlated 
index of 1.584, ( and the Zetas 
registered a 1.646. 

Lambda Chi Alpha was second 
in fraternity rating with a 1.415, 
Kappa Alpha accumulated a 1.353, 
and Theta Chi had a 1.335 index. 
The all-fraternity average was 

Alpha Chi Omega followed very 
closely behind Zeta Tau Alpha with 
a 1.642. Alpha Omicron Pi tallied 
a 1.509 in indices. The sorority 
girls accumlative index was close 
to 1.60. 

An accumlative of 1.265 was the 
all-college level, surpassing the 
men, the women at W.C. registered 
a 1.469 index while the all-men 
average was a 1.183. The all- 
fraternity and sorority accumla- 
tive was 1.484. 

Seniors led the class averages 
with a 1.659. Next with a 1.446 
were the Juniors, while the 
Sophomores' accumlative was 1.262. 
Freshmen were last in line with 
a 1.006. 

Players Cast 
Fall Effort; 
Gallo Directs 

Last week the Washington 
Players began work on their fall 
production BELL, BOOK AND 
CANDLE. The cast includes 
several veterans of previous 
Washington College plays plus 
talent new to the campus. 

The plot centers around a group 
of male and female witches. These 
witches dont fly on broomsticks 
with their caps flowing out behind 
— on the surface they look and act 
like the average New Yorker, but 
they brew their potions and 
practice their witchcraft behind 
closed doors!* 

The play is under the capable 
direction of J. Aldo Gallo who has 
been doing theatrical work of one 
type or another for years. The 
members of his cast are : Joan 
Vanik as Gillian Holroyd (Gillian 
could be ca'led the most clever and 
most effective of these modern day 
witches) ; Pete Reicks as Shepherd 
Henderson, whom Gillian hexes 
and causes to fall madly in love 
with her; Miss Holroyd, the old 
witch-aunt of Gillian, is played by 
Barbara Delaney; Nicky Holroyd, 
the male member of the witches' 
clan, is played by Jack Daniel, 
and Sidney Redjitch, the typical 
New York business man, is 
portrayed by Pete Burbage. Also 
included in the cast is the very 
important and necessary Pye- 
wacket. This part is being played 
by the monstrous black cat who's 
been led around campus for the 
past several days on a leash. 

Season tickets are now on sale 

for two dollars. The Players* next 

—See PLAY, PAGE 4 

With the arrival of a new fresh- 
man class at Washington College 
the traditional hazing commenced, 
heightening the bewilderment of the 
new students, although adding to the 
onjoyment of all concerned. Hazing 
has long been a part of any college's 
activity and is an interesting ex- 
perience, although at times it is 
the anathema of all freshmen. 

Hazing is under the direct super- 
vision of Che sophomore class, head- 
ed this year by President Bob Pen- 
kethman. Last year a hazing com- 
mittee met to draw up rules of haz- 
ing this fall. These rules were ap- 
proved by the Student Council and 
the administration, and are enforc- 
ed by a Judiciary Board. This board 
is composed of nine members, with 
Mac Connell, Vice-President of the 
sophomore class as its chairman. 

The Judiciary Board meets to act 
on violations of the hazing rules 
by the freshmen. Penalties to date 
have included cleaning out the fish 
pond, polishing plaques and statues, 

raking leaves, and cutting grass. On 
the ridioulous side, a boy was 
recently dressed as a girl, and a girl 
dressed as a boy. 

A card, hiddem on campus and 
known as the Student Council Card, 
was found, thus eliminating a rule 
compelling male freshmen to wear 
coats and ties to dinner. 

Prior to homecoming, it will be 
the Frosh boys' task to collect fire- 
wood for the annual bctofire, and 
guard it until the bonfire is staged. 
Another job is to dig a pit behind 
the athletic field, in which the 
freshman-sophomore tug-of-war will 
be staged. The pit is to be filled wilh 
water to insure the proper setting 
for this event. 

The frosh girls are to decorate the 
stands for ,the soccer game with 
Lynchburg here on Homecoming 
Day. Provided the frosh boys win 
the tug-of-war with the sophomores, 
hazing will end on that day. If not, 
hazing will continue for two more 

Exceeds 400 

Enrollment for Washington 
College has increased for the 
1954-55 semester. There are 395 
full-time students, 3 {special 
students and 6 auditors on the Hill 
this year. 

A breakdow into classes, male 
and female, shows that the boys 
exceed the girls again in number. 
Census of the male students 
reveals: 43 Seniors, 73 Juniors, 
83 Sophomores and 85 Freshmen. 
The girls amount to: 19 Seniors, 
29 Juniors, 34 Sophomores and 27 
Freshmen. Two have no class 
standing as yet. 

The "new blood" on campus., 
including Freshmen and transfers, 
amounts to 132. All the classes 
together total 283 full-time men 
and 112 full time-women, a ratio 


DANCE NOV. 20th 

The Senior class at a recent 
meeting confirmed Saturday, 
November 20, as the date for the 
Sadie Hawkins Dance and Wed- 
nesday, December 1, as Stunt 

As is the usual custom the "gals" 
ask the "fellas" out for the Sadie 
Hawkins Dance. The Admission 
is $1.00 per couple girls! Get your 
dates early! 

Two cups, as in the past, will 
be given on Stunt Night, One 
cup will be for the winning organ- 
izational stunt and the other cup 
will go to the best individual or 
any small group having no con- 
nection with an organization. 

All person's and organizations 
must hand in their skirts to Rod 
Smith, President of the Senior 
Class, for approval and to insure 
no repitition of acts. So everyone 
interested, start preparing for 
December 1 ! 

Counting additions and replace- 
ments, there are six new faces among 
the faculty at W. C. 


Through the John Hay Whitney 
Foundation, Dr. Helen E. Sandison 
has joined the faculty for one year 
New York Foundation Visiting 
Professor of English, As are all of 
the Foundation's professors, Dr. 
Sandison is considered "tops" in 
her field, for she was formerly 
chairman of the Department of 
English at Vassar College and is a 
nationally known authority on Eng- 
lish Literature of the Renaissance. 
During her year at W. C, she is 
teaching a wide variety of courses 
covering English Composition, The 
Great Writers, The English Novel, 
and a course in her special field, 
the Elizabethan period of Eng- 
lish Literature, Dr. Sandison par- 
ticularly enjoys being a visiting 
professor because she likes to meet 
a variety of students on many cam- 
puses, and she is fast becoming a 
familiar figure at W. C. in the class- 
room and the dining hall. 

Replacing Mr. Mercer in the Eco- 
nomics Department is Dr. Martha 
Van Hoesen Taber. who comes dir- 
ectly from Smith College, having 
been Ass't Professor of Economics 
there. A graduate of Bryn Mawr 
College, she received her Ph.D. in 
Economics from Columbia University. 
Before teaching at Smith, she taught 
at Wcllesly College. A specialist in 
industrial relations and labor eco- 
nomics, she formerly directed a 
school for industrial foremen and 
supervisors. Economics students are 
gaining the benefits of her experi- 
emce through her teaching of cour- 
ses in principles of economics, labor 
problems, special problems of busi- 
ness and management, markting, and 
emparative ecnomics systems. 
Dr. George Hilton Jones, an ad- 
dition to the History Department, 
was bonn in Baton Rouge. La., and 
took his A. B. at the University 
of Lousisiarta. A Rhodes scholar, he 

Two Take Special Course At American U. 

Two seniors of Washington Col- 
lege have been selected to partici- 
pate in the Washington Semester at 
The American University this fall. 
The young men receiving this 
honor were Kenneth Bourn, of 
Baltimore, and Howard Morrison, 
of Salem, New Jersey. 

The Washington Semester Pro- 
gram, established as a cooperative 
educatioTjal program in 1954, is 
designed to give specially selected 
undergraduate students a more 
realistic picture of national and 
international affairs through a 
period of a semester in Washing- 
ton. It is a cooperative effort by 
the participating colleges and 
universities to better prepare out- 
standing students for both public 
and private leadership in positions 
of public trust. 

Bourne and Morrison are en- 
rolled in the third unit of the 
Washington Semester Program. 

With the establishment of the 
third unit of the program, about 
180 students from 67 participating 
universities will have the oppor- 
tunity to enroll. The first unit, 
opened in 1947, had only 16 
students from six colleges. In 1953 
the second unit raised the total 
number of institutions participa- 
ting to 44 and the enrollment to 

Each university has made the 
Washington Semester an integral 
part of its own educational pro- 
gram. Students who are selected 
for the program of special study 
in Washington continue to be 
enrolled in their home institutions, 
and select their basic program in 
consultation with their university 
academic officers. 

E. A. CoHtti, of Springfield, 
Mass., a 1954 graduate of Wash- 
ington College, who attended the 
Washington Semester last spring, 

has registered at the American 
University for graduate work in 
Political Science as the result of 
three awards. The awards, which 
include a scholarship from The 
American University, were granted 
because of Colitti's outstanding 
record in the Washington Semester. 
He compiled the best record of any 
Washington College student ever 
to participate in the program. 
Miss Mary Lee Lincoln, also a 1954 
graduate of Washington College, 
who attended the Washington 
Semester in 1953, is now doing 
graduate study in International 
Relations at the University of 
Pennsylvania. . 

Students selected for the Wash 
ington Semester must meet re- 
quirements at their home univer- 
sities equivalent to honors standing, 
and show the ability to pursue 
independent study. 

Shoremen Trip 
Towson, 3 to 1 

Washington College opened the 
1964 Mason-Dixon Conference 
Wednesday by defeating a highly 
favored Towson State Teachers 
eleven by a score of 3 to 1 on the 
Victors' field. 

Substitute center forward George 
Santana opened the scoring for the 
Sho'men in the second quarter 
when a head shot passed the 
outstretched fingertips of opposing 
Teacher goalie, Reese Livingston, 
who contributed sixteen saves in 
losing efforts. 

Outside linemen Barry Burns 
and John Kruse also dented the 
scoring column for the Sho'men 
with hard, accurate shots in the 
third and fourth quarters, re- 

Towson's lone tally came in the 
second period when a Washington 
fullback committed a "hands" play. 
The Teachers were awarded a free 
penalty kick and Wayne Harmon, 
outstanding center forward, 
momentarily tied the score 1 to 1 
with a low liner past Sho' goalie 
Joe Szymanski. 





Washington Collge, Chestertown, Maryland 

Established 1782 

Published bi-weekly through the academic year, except during 
official college recesses, by the students of Washington College in the 
interests of the students, faculty and alumni. 

Member of the 
Associated Collegiate Press 

Editor-in Chief Ramona Willev 

;Y. us Editor GEORGE HanST 

Feature Editor ------- Wayne Gmjen 

Sportt Editor Joe Szymanski 

1/ gmg Editor - - - - - . - - JANET PARKS 

Business Manager ------- Jerry Lambdin 

Photographer - - Joe Keller 

Circulation Manager ------ Hessy Howard 

News Staff — Joan Vanik, Martha Ann Kohout, Barbara Townsend, 
Emily Dryden, Laurel Gunby, Bob Pickett, Ralph Usilton. 

Feature Staff — Myra Bonhage, Carol Knisely, Sarah Sachse, Stan 
Goldstien, Shelly Bader, Boo Locker. 

Sports Staff — Jerry Yudisky, Jim Wright, Sam Masera, Stan 
Hoffman. Al Albertson, Al Grimes. 

Typists — B. C.Jones, Pat Anderson, Janet Middleton. 

Editorially Speaking 


It is customary and often expected that editors devote 
their lead-off editorial to a lengthy welcome for the new 
students on campus. We feel that, having been a member of 
Washington College for two weeks now, you feel quite at 
home with us and have had sufficient welcomes to last 
throughout your college career. So instead of a long winded 
welcome, we want to acquaint you with the ELM. 

As we have stated several times before in this column, 
this is your newspaper - for you and by you. You are invited, 
even if you do not care to join the staff, to submit for 
publication materials that you feel are worthwhile. Opinion- 
ated articles, in the form of Letters to the Editor, are also 

We were indeed disappointed to have such a meager 
turnout for the staff this year. It is not due to lack of interest, 
we were glad to discover, since quite a few of you have 
mentioned to us that you wish to participate but, on the 
advice of your advisors, have not joined extra-curricular 
activities. This is an individual problem, of course. We do 
hope you will soon have your work organized and extra time 
to devote to your college paper. It is important that you 
begin to acquire that much needed experience if we hope to 
have a successful ELM two or three years from now. 


Violence and destruction are not a part of hazing. We 
have had both on our campus this year. The violence and 
lighting in Somerset resulted in the injury and hospitalization 
of one of the Sophomore boys. Surely his injury was an 
accident. But the destruction in G. I. Hall was planned and 
deliberate - no accident here - simply willful destruction 
of school property. 

It seems, to the Editors, that the administration has been 
more than tolerant in both instances. Had they decided, on 
either occasion, to end hazing, their action would have been 
justified. But they, like us, must feel there are good aspects 
of hazing too. Hazing is fun if we approach it with the 
proper attitude. It creates a spirit and liveliness that is 
good for a college campus. 

So, as hazing goes into its final two weeks, let's think 
twice about those "pranks". Think back to Dr. Gibson's 
"State of Washington College" address. We who are seniors 
realize how much has been accomplished in the past four 
years - we can see it when we look around us. And you 
will see the college plant constantly improving as you go 
through school. More people than we realize are working 
and sacrificing; let's not be so unappreciative that we undo 
the good they have done. Remember, think twice. 


Everyone, especially the soph- 
mores, are anxious to meet the new 
freshmen. The purpose of this article 
will be lo acquaint you with the 
Class of '58. In this, the first of 
e.\:rjl articles, we will attempt to 
introduce you to eight of the "new 
kids on campus" .... So, let's go. 

Carole Christensen. red headed 
and deep voiced, hails from Silver 
Spring. Maryland. In high school 
she participated in the Glee Club, 
Varsity sports. Dance Committee, and 
in Inter-School Relationship. When 
asked if she likes WC she answered: 
"I think its teriffic — its the best 
thing that ever happened to me." 

Norma Jean Delavat. —this link 
blond from Delano. California, work- 
ed in a mental institution this sum- 

mer. Believe her whan she tells you 
about her patients there. In high 
school she was a member of the 
GAA (Girls Athletic Association). 
Choir, the Year Book staff, the 
school paper and the Make-Up Com- 
mittee. She thinks WC is fabulous 
because the people are so friendly. 

Treva Wishart — the fashionable 
brunette from Santa Anna, Calif- 
ornia, likes WC because it's so small. 
She was on the Year Book staff, 
paper staff, choir and Girls Ath- 
letic Association in High School. 

Jeanne Dmitrik — a tall willowy 
blonde comes from Tea Neck, New 
Jersey. Before coming to school 
she worked as a waitress in Avon- 
by-the-Sca, which she says is the 
most wonderful place in the world. 
In high school, she was on the 
Class Cabinet, the student Coun- 
cil, the Student Legislative Body, 
the Staff of the Year Book amd 
choir. When asked if she liked WC 

Since this column is devoted to 
the V. I. P.'s of the senior class 
ii begins with their leader. Class 
President Rod Smith. Even though 
he spends the majority of his time 
at W. C. in earning a B, A. degree 
in phychology, Rod finds time to 
take part in the Canterbury Club, in 
the Society of Sciences, and of course 
to go to beach parties. The 
Lambda Chi's claim on him as their 
brother, electing him treasurer for 
this year. Hands off those ducks and 
fish that fill the Lambda Chi re- 
frigerator each fall, they belong to 
Rod. Early in the morning when 
most everyone on campus is grouping 
half awake to Hodson Hall for 
breakfast. Rod is returning from 
some morning hunting along the 
Chester River. When Rod is seen 
culling campus carrying a gun, he 
isn't forcing seniors to attend class 
meetings, but going hunting. Carry- 
ing food from the Snack Bar for 
OIlie is his daily good deed — a 
habit from his scouting in Frederick. 
Maryland, where he is an Eagle 
Scout During his first two years 
at W. C. he played on the lacross 
team. Although he doesn't take 
part in a varsity sport now. Rod 
is one of the Sho'mens most en- 
thusiastic fans. It wasn't at some 
seashore resort that Rod received 
his tanned, healthy look this sum- 
mer ,but at Quantico, Va., training 
with the U. S. Marine Corps where 
he received the rank of 2nd Lt. 
Just as it monopolized his summer. 
the Marine Corps is also the main 
feature of his immediate future. 
Mso featuring in his future plans 
is Del Brinsfield, who has been wear- 
ing a Foo pin for many momths. 
With such a great personality and 
friendly smile Rod can't help but be 
a success in the Marines and in 
whatever follows. We at W. C. say, 
"Good luck Rod." 

How Do You Rate 
As A Roommate? 

From Compact Magazine 

Sootner or late, if it hasn't hap- 
pened already, you Ye going to be 
somebody's roommate. And it's go- 
ing to matter a whale of a lot 
whether you're a peach or a lemon 
to live with! Sharing a room is a 
give-and-take strictly two-way pro- 
position that you have to know how 
to handle. Test yourself with the 
10 questions below to see how you 
stack up as roommate material. The 
answers are on page 4. 

1. When you first join up, decor- 
ating and room arrangements must 
be decided. Your ideas are best so 

(a) Convince your roommate. 

(b) Compromise, 
fc) Draw starws. 

2. If you and your roommate be- 
come inseparable pals the first week, 
you're likely to 

(a) Find it a great comfort. 

(b) Miss other opportunities. 

(c) Quarrel the second week. 

3. Your roommate, on probation 
because of low grades, sneaks out 
after hours. You should 

(a) See no evil , . , hear no 


By Rodney Midget 

We are really annoyed at the cul- 
ture hugs who mock our simple 
pic jsLir>rs. Their chief rave is too 
much gore on T. V. It is our 
belief that these pseudo-intellectuals 
would be appalied if T. V. contained 
as much vio.ence and scheming tfs 
he .ast acl of Hamlet. 

All wc wanted were the facts, so 
[Hey appear here as they would on 
my police report. 

Time: 8 P. M. 

Place: Casa Elsinore 

Mike Hamlet and Lucky Laertes 
quarrelled. This led to a duel. (That's 
a 903.) Since theydecided to make 
it friendly. Lucky, good sportsman 
that he was, dipped his blade in 
poison. (Violation, Marquis of 
Queunsbury Rules.) The king and 
Queen were lo watch. The King 
being another grand fellow, has a 
cup of hemlock juice for the pause 

that refreshes. (Violation Pure FooJs 
and Drug Act.) Hamlet wounds 
Laertes. Then Laertes with his 
poisoned blade, wounds Hamlet. 
There is a mix-up in wh:ch the swords 
are exchanged. (Illegal substitution, 
1 5 yards^ Hamlet then wounds 
Laertes with the poi'oned blade of 
course. The Queen drinks the juice 
that was intended for Mike, and dies. 
(Bad acting) Laertes feeling the poi- 
son in his own wound confessed his 
dirty deed and tells Mike they are 
about to die. Hamlet figures he's 
goiing and might as well take 
Clauius along, and does so with a 
final effort. This leaves no char- 
acters and obviously no arrests 
can be made. This could never hap- 
pen on T. V. 

Next week we will review the new 
Hi Fi Columbia Album featuring 
Margaret O'Brian whistling "Tristan 
und Isolde." 

Dirty Ernie's Diary- 

by you nose who? 

Ho Hum and all that sort of stuff, 
the 173rd session of Washington 
College is violently in session. The 
Freshman class smilingly learned 
about campus life and has taken 
steps to acquaint themselves with 
the taunting Sophomores early. 
However, Diary, apparently the steps 
were all they took because before 
they could pass through Somerset's 
barricaded door one brave warrior 
bit the dust with a!n open wound. 
Needless to say the battle ended. 

As well you may remember, Diary 
of mine, 1 passed along to you a 
list at the end of last semester of 
Campus .Couples formed during the 
53 • '54 mating season. I also re- 
lated that I would review said list 
upon return to College to see how 
everybody (to coin a phrase) "made 
out" during the summer. 

For instance there was the pair 
of Dimaggio-Bowden. Although 
Mick has gone the way -of all other 
able-bodied metn, these two are 
still maldy in love. (Sigh) 

Burn'ham and Stinehart are now 
known as one, thanks to a minister. 


(b) Report it to housemother. 

(c) Speak to roommate about it. 
4. Making your room the scene of 

nightly wee-hour bull sessions will 
show your roommate you're 

(a) Helping roomie meet people. 

(b) Thoughtless. 

(c) A friendly person. 

4. If you always hang up your 
clothes and put away your shoes, 
your roommate will decide you're 

(a) Hinting she is sloppy. 

(b) Worth imitating. 

(c) A Home Ec Major. 

6. Do you plague your roommate 
with practical jokes such as French- 
ing the bed and short-shet'ing? This 

(a) A test of sportsmanship. 

(b) Half the fun of college. 

(c) Likely to get tiresome. 

7. You two can'i agree ail the time. 
You'll survive your differences if 
you're armed with 

(a) Positive opinions. 

(b) A sense of humor. 

(c) A blunt instrument. 

8. Grr! Your roommate helps her- 
self to your clothes, plays the radio 
while you study aind leaves her bed. 

— See How Do You Rate, Page 4 

Twas done on the 25th of last 

Hatch and Plowden — time out 
or is the game really over? That's 
one, 1 don't even know. 

Macera and Middleton — "ole 
dreamy-eyes and Sam the short one 
can still be seen together on beach 
parties so what would you think? 

Campbell-Sachse — hear nothing, 
see nothing — tell nothing. 

Halley-MacSdhultz — "I love to 
go awanderiln* . . ." 

Davis-Booth ~ still quiet — still 

Sisk-Hatch — oh well . . . ! 

Bair-Hurst — "It isn't whether 
you won or lost that counts, but 
how you played the game." 

Ayres and Clark — "So this is 
the kingdom of heaven." 

Dail-Pasquarello — "To be or 
not lo be . . " — that's life. 

Taylor-Smoot — nice day, huh? 
(to change the subject) 

Brinsfield-Smith — No news is 
good news. 

Eshman-Talbot — Here today, 
gone tomorrow, back agafoi the day 

Lamon-Hudgins — Jack's gone, 
but he'll be back for that return en- 
gagament — Congratula lions and so 

Laws-Glendon — She is there, he 
is here, but they are still together 
. . . . never fear. 

Howard-Grim — What other al- 
ternatvie . . . they're pinned. 

Frederick-Jalbert — change that 
song title from "I need a girl" to I 
didn't know any better." 
Beddow-Budd — "How deep is the 

Andrews-Silverie — "Humpty 
dumpty sat on a wall . . ." 

Newbold-Brymer — live for those 

Olie dog and any foo — woof! 

Bounds-Reichlin — It must have 
been love at first sight — it must 
have been — it must have been. 

This one really tickles me — 
Gruehn-Dahl — Live tonight, my 
dear, for tomorrow I marry! 

And last but certainly >not least, 
Jane Hatch and take your choice — 
she did!! Incidently Les who are 
you dating now days? 

And so. Love is here to stay — 
It may circulate — but It's here to 




Shopmen - Roanoke Vie In Mason Dixon Soccer Tilt 

Clarkmen In 
Fall Warmup 

By Jim Wright 

Washington College's stickmen 
under the watchful eye of coach 
Doctor Charles Clark, are be- 
ginning another colorful lacrosse 
season with many aspirants 
numbering those prodigies fresh 
from high school, the transferees, 
and just plain beginners taking 
part in pre-season activities. 
They've been sweeping through 
fundamentals three days a week — 
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday — 
from 4 to 5 p.m., since September 

The main purpose of this pre- 
season schedule is to give begin- 
ners a chance to gain experience 
before regular season opens in 
March. Some of the promising new 
men who handle a lacrosse stick 
quite efficiently are Joe Shievold 
from Friends, Gor.dy Miller and 
Harry Dundore of St. Paul's, Bill 
Bernstein, a product of Mt. St. 
Marys, Bill Litsinger, a Towsonite, 
Mareen Waterman who hails from 
Severn, and Don Miller, a transfer 
student of the Naval Academy. 

Working along with the afore- 
mentioned freshmen are several 
experienced veterans from Charlie 
Clark's Mason Dixon Champion- 
ship team of '54. Anxious to taste 
collegiate competition again are, 
goalie Jack Parker, defensemen 
Roy Pippin and Bill Barnett, and 
midfieldmen Pete Bartow, Stan 
Goldstein, and Mac Connel. 

Coach Clark was asked what the 
team's chances were of remaining 
the Laurie Cox Division Cham- 
pions in the absence of Dick Weller, 
Bob Lipsitz, Bob Appleby, George 
Hesse, Mickey DiMaggio, John 
Jennings, and Jack Lamon. He 
had this to say, "The loss of 
these men is certainly a great blow 
to the team; however, we intend to 
have a good team in spite of their 
absense — we've got good material 
among the new-comers and three 
indispensable men have returned 
(goalie John Parker, defenseman 
Bill Barnett, and attackman Jack 
Howard who incidentally led the 
nation in assists with 51, in'54) 
If the team works together, if the 
new men take the game seriously, 
there's no reason why [we 
should't have a successful season." 

To follow up Coach Clark's 
comment, this year's preseason 
workout appears more promising 
then any we've had for some 
seasons. The players are more 
experienced and have already 
caught that spirit and enthusiasm 
that inevitably goes with all 
Clark-coached teams. 

This year's squad has its eye 
on the Laurie Cox Division Cham- 
pianship of the Intercollegiate 
Lacrosse Association which the '54 
team shared as co-championns with 
Syracuse University (a school of 
several thousand). The Sho'men 
of last year also tied for fifth 
place in the Wingate National 
Lacrosse Association. The teams 
were ranked as follows: Navy, 
Army, Maryland and Duke (tied) , 
Washington College and Syracuse 
and Princton (tied for fifth), 
Hopkins, Virginia, Yale, and R.P.I. 
This was the highest rating ever 
achieved by the Shoremen, who, 
undefeated in their division, lost 
only to the national Collegiate 
champions, Navy and to the 
National Open Champions, the 
Mt. Washington Club of Baltimore. 

In the North-South All- Star 
game held in New York this past 
summer, Dick Weller 1954 co- 
captain of the Shoremen, played 

Soccer Coach Ed Athey depicts confidence in discussing today's strategy with returning vet- 
erans Barry Burns, Roger Smoot, Capt. Al Hanifee, John Cruise, Mort Lenane, and goalie 
Joe Szymanski. 


The cinders are flying more 
furiously than ever under the 
combined heels of Coach Emerson 
Smith's thinclads and prospective 
basketball athletes. 

Coach Smith remarked that 
running cross-country each night 
for the past week and a half has 
gotten the courtmen in fairly good 
shape. "We intend to run until 
October 25; and it will be a pre- 
requisite for any team member 
to have had these 15 workouts 
with the cross-country team, along 
with regular practice." 

Two factors predict an improve- 
ment over last year's squad. First 
of all, veterans have returned ex- 
cept Bob Appleby and George 
Hesse. Secondly the influx of 
new athletes will, so Coach Smith 
feels, "be an invaluable asset." On 
the same token, most of the last 
years' foes are greatly improved: 
Loyola promises to have one of 
th best teams in the school's 
history; Mt. St. Mary's, with its 
entire first string unit intact, is 
bound to give the Sho'men trouble ; 
while Roanoke again is picked to 
top the Mason Dixon Comference. 

Additional names to watch on 
your score card line-ups this fall 
are Al Bernard, Mort Lenane, 
Bill Davis, Joe Sheivold, Shelton 
Goodman, Jack Meager, Tom Short, 
Jack Beeher, Roy Henderson, Bill 
Money, Basal Wodkosky, Bob 
Martel, Russ Summer, Frank 
Phares, Bob Kardon, Bob Sullivan, 
Chick Haines, Jack Bergan, Ebe 
Joseph, Leo Gillis, Ron Sisk, and 
Ed Levira round out the list of 
experienced performers having two 
or more years of collegiate com- 
petition under their belt. 

Record For Adcock 

Joe Adcock of the Braves broke 
a National League record Septem- 
ber 10 when he hit a homer at Eb- 
bets Field. That made nine for 
him this year in the Dodger park, 
and that broke the old record of 
eight homers in one season in a 
foreign park held by Jim Bottom- 
ley, Mel Ott and Stan Musial. His 
nine in one park tied the major 
league mark set by Lou Gehrig of 
the Yankees in St. Louis in 1931 
and equaled by Jimirlie Foxx of 
tho Athletics at Detroit in 1932. 

- Prospect - 

"Buck" Larrimore 

By Al Albertson 

A consensus awards this year's 
Freshman Prospect in sports to 
"Bucky" Larrimore, a local athlete 
from Rock Hall. After three 
years with Uncle Sam's Marines, 
having experienced European as 
well as Chinese duty, Bucky has 
returned to Washington College to 
complete his education and play his 
favorite sports, soccer and baseball. 

In 1949 Bucky got the "Uncle 
Sam" itch for adventure, so he 
left Washington College in his 
Freshman year and enlisted in the 
Marine Corps. During his three 
year span in the armed forces, he 
held the rank of sergeant due to 
his aggressiveness and fortitude 
in accomplishing whatever task 
might confront him. When he 
wasn't engaged at front lines, he 
was donning a catcher's mask and 
with his potent bat, led his bat- 
talion to a regimental champion- 
ship. Later, in 1951, he played 
outstanding soccer lineman for the 
Fourth Marine Regiment, which 
had headquarters in Japan. 

Bucky's vital statistics are: 21 
years old; five feet, ten inches tall; 
and he weighs 165 pounds. His 
full name is Roland T. Larrimore, 
which apparently did not please 
his -father, who nicknamed him 
"Bucky" at birth. 

Although Bucky has not chosen 
a major field of study, we feel sure 
that he is back to stay this time. 
His plans for the future are 
indefinite, but he is seriously 
considering a career in the Marine 
Corps after he receives his 
Bachelor's degree. His service 
career will probably be decided if 
he is offered a commission in the 
regular Marine Corps. 

All of us join in a hearty 
"Welcome Back" to Bucky, with all 
best wishes for good luck during 
and after his studies at Washington 
College. In the meantime Coach 
Athey will be glad to have him on 
the soccer squad as center forward, 
and Coach Kibler is assured a 
first class catcher for his baseball 
team next spring. 

Buckley In 
1 hinclad 

Leader Role 

By Stan Hoffman 

Washington College's men are 
running. That is, the men of the 
Maroon and Black cross-country 
team led by the captain, Lew 
Buckley, and followed by a strong 
squad of hill and dalers as they 
rounded into shape for their 
opening meet against Towson this 
past Wednesday. 

This year's cross country team 
sees several returnees, tense to 
get started along on the road of 
victory. They include Lou Buckley, 
who is returning for his third 
season, Eddie Baer, the number 
five man of last year, Chuck King, 
and Bernie Thomas. This year 
there are eleven sprinters on the 
varsity squad. Among the up and 
coming freshmen are such hopefuls 
as Roy Henderson, Basil Wadkov- 
ksi.and Dave La Trenta, who are 
adjudged the most powerful 
according to Coach Emerson Smith, 
Other members of the team include 
Ed Lieberman, Bruce McGarey, 
Paul Gordon and Richard Devine, 

Last year Washington College's 
harriers come in seventh place in 
the Mason- Dixon championships 
with this year's captain, Lou 
Buckley, making an exceleht 
showing. Coach Smith says that 
the team looks very good and he 
hopes that the team will be a 
very strong contender for the 
Mason-Dixon Championships to be 
held at Gallaudet on November 20. 

Buckley, the captain of the team, 
hails from New York State, and 
as previously mentioned, has seen 
action for the past three years 
as a Varsity harrier. He is also 
an outstanding distance runner 
during the spring track season. 
Many medals from the Mason- 
Dixon Championships and the 
Del-Mar Championships have been 
awarded to Lou for outstanding 
services rendered at the meets. 
About the team Lou has this to 
say, "We could use more workouts 
since we are not in too good a 
shape but we have a pretty good 
chance to take the honors at the 
Mason-Dixon Championships at 

Washington College's soccer 
team squares off against the Uni- 
versity of Roanoke this afternoon 
at Kibler Field in its first Mason- 
Dixon Conference game of the 
year. A win over the formidable 
Southerners, who compiled a 
creditable record of four wins, one 
loss, and one tie last year, would 
be a valuable moral booster than 
could inspire the Athey-men on 
to another sucessful season. 
Roanoke's only tie last fall came 
at the hands of the Sho'men in 
a thrilling contest which saw the 
Virginians tally their lone score 
with only two minutes remaning 
in the game which was played on 
the Southerner's field. The 
Maroon and Black's impressive 
1953 record was four wins, two 
losses, and four ties, including a 
5-2 victory over Drexel, last year's 
National Champions. 

Coach Ed Athey, however, pre- 
sents a not-too-encouraging view 
of this year's possibilities in his 
following statement: "We are 
hampered this year because of the 
late opening of sehool which has 
restricted our time to get ready 
in less than a week. Practice time 
usually alloted for conditioning 
and fundamentals had to be de- 
leted. Compared to last year's 
team, especially at the end of the 
season, this year's club at the 
present time shapes up as weaker 
on the forward line but about the 
same at the other positions. Ex- 
perience under game conditions 
will tell more concerning the new- 
comers. It looks like this will be 
a year to bring along the new boys 
in order to build for the future." 

Last year's starters who have 
been lost through graduation are 
center forward Doug Tilley, who 
incidentally made first team 
Mason-Dixon and Middle Atlantic 
All-Star squads, I3ob Appleby, 
Dick Weller on the line and all 
three halfbacks, Joe Goissler, Rod 
Ware, and Ted Beddow. Fullback 
John "Mule" Jennings has traded 
an Army uniform for his size 42 - 
inch soccer uniform. Members of 
last year's starting line-up who 
will probably see action today are 
Roger Smoot and Barry Burns at 
the wing positions, Joe Szymanski 
at goal, and Mort Lenane, who will 
switch from the fullback to the 
halfback slot. These four will 
form the mucleus for the coming 
season, with Captain Al Hanifee, 
John Kruze, and Josh Carey, 
attempting to boost the attack of 
the forward line together with 
Dick Lent and Sam Spicer at 
fullback. Newcomers to the squad 
who have been impressive in early 
practices are Arnold Stann of 
Northeast, Md. and Rex Lenderman 
of Dundalk, Md., both at halfback, 
and lineman George Santana, of 
Colombia, South America. Sheldon 
Goodman, Joe Leo, and Luther 
Vaught are additional newcomers 
who have shown improvement in 
practice sessions. Also among 
those returning with previous ex- 
perience are Tommy Bounds, 
having earned his letter in the 
'52-'53 campaign, Rolond Larri- 
more, a returnee with a three-year 
hitch in the Marine Corps, to his 
credit, Jack Dale and Bernie 
Mitchell. Ralph Laws, Bill Davis 
and Shelly Bader are battling with 
Szymanski for the goalie position. 


Captain Lew Buckley captured 
first place in a two and one half- 
mile run as Washington College 
tripped Towson State Teacher's 
26 to 31 in a Mason-Dixon Con- 
ference cross-country meet on the 
losers course. Buckley's time was 
13:07 with Basil Wadowsky and 
Roy Henderson, both of Washing- 
ton finishing fourth and fifth 




Under way 

By Jim Wright 

Before long the various dorms 
and fraternities on the campus, 
namely, Lamba Chi, Theta Chi, 
Phi Sig, East Hall, Somerset Hall, 
Foxwell, and G. I. Hall, will be 
battling it out for the coveted 
intermural football championship, 
at Sommerset Field which was 
won last year by Theta Chi. 

There will be regular inter- 
collegiate rules, those being the 
two hand touch, 20 minute halves, 
unlimited substitution, and un- 
limited player personal. Each 
team will play every other team 
once, and the two top teams will 
then play the best two out of 
three series for the championship 
in March. Athletic Director Ed 
Athey, predicts that from the 
results of last years intermural 
league, a greater participation by 
the male student body is forth- 
coming. Speaking for the athletic 
department, he said: "We 

certainly encourage anyone inter- 
ested in becoming a member of 
one of the teams; if you wish to 
become a member, contact the 
athletic office or anyone of the 
managers for information." 


plant of Washington College. 

However, Dr. Gibson pointed out, 
none of this money directly in- 
creases the current operating in- 
come of the college. The next step 
in the development program will 
thief ore be a concerted effort to 
increase the amount of money 
available each year for the ed- 
ucational program of the college. 
This will be done by seeking 
annual gifts from alumni and 
friends of the college and by 
vigorous efforts to increase the 
endowment funds. 

Dr. Gibson stated that the cost 
of educating a student at Washing- 
ton College for a year exceeded by 
more than $200 the tuition fees 
which the student pays. For this 
reason supplementary income is 
essential. This gap between 
tuititon and actual cost, he said, 
is common to virtually all private 
colleges, and all of them are con 
fronted with the necessity of 
closing this gap by means of gifts 
or income from endowment. 
Every effort. Dr. Gibson said, 
is being made to improve the aca- 
demic program of Washington, 
and all the efforts suggested in 
his account are aimed at that re- 
sult. The academic quality of the 
institution is its only justification 
for existence. The faculty has 
been strengthened in recent years 
by important additions and by im- 
provement in the salary scale. 
Admissions standards have been 
raised and the size of class sec- 
tions reduced so as to encourage 
more intensive faculty work with 
individual students. The next few 
years will not be easy ones 
financially, Dr. Gibson concluded, 
and the students can help greatly 
by exercising every possible 
economy and care in the use of 
college facilities. All funds spent 
in the repair of unnecessary dam- 
age or for other avoidable reasons 
simply reduce the amount available 
for academic purposes. The 
students themselves are consequent- 
ly the losers. The success of col- 
lege efforts to obtain benefactions 
for its program is also crucially 
affected by any evidences of 
waste or carelessness in main- 
taining its present facilities. 

Gals Await 



Feminine personalities here at 
Washington College are excitingly 
awaiting the initial call for candi- 
dates to report for fall hockey 
practice under the guidance of 
Miss Bell. The athletic program 
for women students is more of an 
inter-class activity rather than 
an inter-collegiate type with fresh- 
men, sophomores, juniors, and 
seniors alike invited to attend the 
sports sessions. 

The game of hockey, which is 
the most popular of all the fall 
sports from the women's view- 
point and tennis are offered in the 
autumn each year. Hockey and 
tennis instruction will be given 
in the gym class in addition to the 
actual practice scrimages and 
games which will be played either 
on the lower campus or on the 
asphalt tennis courts. As the 
winter approches, basketball, 
another heavy favorite, shares the 
potlight with table-tennis, the 
main feature attraction or high- 
light of the year being a guest 
game of hockey and basketball 
with teams from the Chestertown 
High School. 

As the wheels of time revolve 
and the weather gets warmer, 
rackets roar, birdies soar with 
badmjitton being introduced. 
Singles and doubles tournaments 
are held toward the end of the 
campaign with a mew monogramed 
tennis racket given to the champion 
of the singles tournament. In 
addition to badmitton, archery and 
tennis are also offered to all inter- 
ested women, 

Miss Bell, the director of women 
sports, hopes that every girl 
attending Washington College, 
will take advantage of the oppor- 
tunity presented to the feminine 
sex by earning an old English "W" 
and at the same time molding an 
all-round personality with sports- 
manship as a guildng iight. 



she hesitated and said yes. Why? 
Because she likes food! 

Bruce McGarey of Weehawken, 
New Jersey, was busy in high school 
too. On the year book staff, the 
School Play Committee, the Senior 
Dance Committee, he also found 
time to manage the soccer, basket- 
ball and baseball teams. He likes 
WC very much and thinks 
small and friendly (except for the 

Sptfncer Meade, a slender guy 
with glasses hails from Brooklyn, 
New York. He plays the piano and 
in high school ran track, was in the 
Spanish Club and Glee Club. He 
kes WC because he thinks it is 
a very nice environment — the peo- 
ple are friendly and the town is 
small. • 

Bill Litsinger of Towson, Mary- 
land, went out for sports in high 
school including soccer and lacrosse. 
When 1 told him this might be pub- 
lished he asked "is this going to be 
in the paper — Oh — Oh — I'm 
not telling you amy more." 

Roy Henderson, tall and athletic 
looking comes from, of all places. 
College Park, Maryland. He said 
he chose WC because it is small and 
away from home. In high school he 
played Varsity basketball and base- 
ball. He likes WC because the peo- 
ple are so friendly. 

holds his Ph.D. from Oxford Uni- 
versity in England. He has taught 
at Hofstra College, at Indiana Uni- 
versity, and at the State University 
of Iowa as a visiting professor. A 
man of diversified interests, Dr. Jones 
has studied almost as extensively in 
literature as he has in History, with 
the result that this fall his book 
on the Jacobite movement will be 
published by the Harvard University 
Press. As a veteran of World War 
II, Dr. Jones served as an enlisted 
majt in the infantry during the Al- 
lied invasion of Germainy. 

Since Dr. Erk is on a year's leave 
of absence to work on a Graduate 
Foundation grant in general edu- 
cation at the University of Chicago. 
Professor Gwynn is replacing him 
as head of the Biology Department, 
and Mr. C. William Hart will assist 
him. Mr. Hart graduated from 
Hampden-Sidney College and took 
his M.A. in biology at the Univer- 
sity of Virginia, in his native state. 
A specialist in physiology, he has 
combined teaching with advance re- 
search in the laboratories of Florida 
State University, where he is com- 
pleting his doctoral work. Mr. Hart 
is a Theta Chi and is serving as 
proctor of Somerset House. As he 
and Mr. James share interests in 
music and literature, they are plan- 
ning a series of informal Friday night 
gatherings in Reid Hall for hearing 
and discussing operatic, symphonic, 

zz, and folk music. Mr. Hart is 
very interested in marine biology and 
hopes to organize through the 
Science Club a student group, since 
the Tidewater Area offers a fertile 
field for the study of marine life. 
A field trip to the Solomon's Is- 
land Experimental Station is in the 


In the Chemistry Department, Dr. 
McLain is being replaced by Mr. 
Clifton P. Idyll, a native of Vancou- 
ver, Canada, who was educated al 
the University of British Columbia. 
He took his M.A. in organic chem- 
istry at Columbia University and is 
nearing completion of his Ph.D., at 
Syracuse University. He has been a 
professor at Mohawk College, Col- 
gate University, and was most re- 
cently Asst' Professor of Chemistry 
at Adelphia College. Combining 
teaching with a wide background 
of experience in industrial research, 
he has served as research or con- 
sulting chemist for the Socony-Vacu- 
um Company and for oil and paper 
companies in Canada and the West 
Indies. He was a member of a uni- 
versity group at Columbia which 
supervised . industrial research in the 
field of plastic treatment of fabrics. 
He is a member of Phi Lambda 
Epsilon, has been an adviser to Alpha 
Chi Sigma, and is an honorary mem- 
ber and former regional counselor 
of Theta Chi. 


In the library, Mr. Meigs has as 
his assistant Mr. Robert G. Bailey, 
a graduate of Wesleyan University 
who holds an M.A. rn literature from 
Princeton University and an M.S. 
in library science from Columbia. 
Besides his work in the field of lit- 
erature, he has served as a United 
States counsular official on State 
Department assignments in Europe 
and Latin America. He will probobly 
be teaching some courses in the 
Romance languages here at W. C. 


of approxmately 2.5 to 1. 

From Puerto Rico the school 
gained two students, from Col- 
ombia two, and from Venezuela, 

Maryland students number 229 
with 85 from the Eastern Shore 
and 144 from the Western Shore, 
66 are here from New Jersey, 25 
from New York, 23 from Penn- 
sylvania, 16 from Washington D.C., 
and 13 from Delaware. 

Play Is Cast 

production will be the THE COCK- 
TAIL PARTY by T. S. Eliot, 
which will be done in the round. 
Plans are being made to present 
Gilbert and Sullivan's MIKADO, 
the first musical that has been 
produced on the campus. 


all but five minutes at defense for 
the Southerners. Attackman Bob 
Lipsitz, also co-captain, was in the 
attack several times and preformed 
creditably. Four Washington 
players who received All-American 
honorable mention were Dick 
Weller, John Parker, Mickey 
DiMaggio, and Jack Howard. 

How Do You Rate 

unmade. Got beefs? You should 

(a) Give her the same treatment. 

(b) Have it out with her. 

(c) Suffer in silence. 

9. "Bill hasn't phoned since Tues- 
day!" she cries on your shoulder. 

'What shall I do?" You ought to 

(a) Call Bill. 

(b) Call Dorothy Dix 

(c) Sympathize only. 

10. If your personalities clash, if 
one room just won't hold the two of 
you, you should 

(a) Change roommates. 

(b) Build a partition. 

(c) Speak only when spoken to. 




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College Is Ready To Welcome Alumni 


Ramona Willey Named Queen 

Ramona Willey will officially rule 
as Homecoming Queen when she is 
crowned tonight by President Gibson 
at the dance intermission. Members 
of the Queen's Court, as determined 
ay a popular election on Wednesday, 
will be Emily Dryden, Junior class; 
Sue Reichlin, Sophomore; Sandy 
Wallin, Freshman. 

Others who sought the honor of 
the various popitions were Sue 
Samuels for queen; Sondra Duval! 
for Junior attendant; Lee Boteler, 
Sophomore; and Troy Hambright, 
Carolyn Walls, and Jean Dmitrik, 

The queen arid her court will re- 
ceive corsages at the intermission 

Elections were supervised by the 
lnterf rater nity Council. 

Hurricane Hits 
Campus With 
Slight Damage 

The damage done by the hurri 
cane "Hazel" to Washington Col 
lege was slight indeed, in contrast 
to what was done in other 
places. However, the college had 
its share of excitement during this 
season's eighth tropical storm. 

The damage on the campus in- 
cludes the tearing off of slate 
from the roof of William Smith 
Hall. About 50 square feet of 
slate roofing was ripped off this 
building by the high winds accom- 
panying the eye of the hurricane 
which struck Chestertown late 
Friday afternoon. This roof is al- 
ready under repair, as is the roof 
of the shop behind Mr. Bitler's 
house, having suffered similar 

Many trees around the campus 
have recently undergone trimming, 
and some older trees have been re- 
moved. This accounts for the 
fact that there are very few large 
limbs and branches lying around 
the school, and that no trees were 
lost due to the storm. An un- 
fortunate victim of the storm was 
Dr. Anderson, whose garage col- 
lapsed on his car. 

Several boys turned Friday ev- 
ening into an exciting one, rescu- 
ing a 35-foot cabin cruiser which 
had broken loose and stranded in 
the flooded marshland of the Ches- 
ter River- Elsewhere, hurricane 
parties were the rule as college 
students passed away the late ev- 
ening hours without electricity. 

Seated: Ramona Willey, queen. Standing: Sue Reichlin, Sophomore 
Emily Dryden, Junior; Sandy Wallin, Freshman. 

Forensic Seeks Debating Team 
For T V Show, Five Contests 

Homecoming Day today will furnish many interesting 
activities to the students and friends- of Washington College. 

At 1:45 P. M., Convocation will begin with the academic 
procession, followed by an address by Dr. Wilson HU Elkins. 
Dr. Elkins is the recently appointed president of the Univer- 

The Forensic Society, under the 
guidance of President Bob Boyd, 
seems headed for a big year. 

An important part of the Foren- 
sic Society, and its largest project, 
is a debating team. Successful 
last year, and looking forward to 
bigger things this year, the tedm 
has five exciting trips to debating 
contests in Baltimore, Philadelphia- 
and Washington on its agenda. 
An outstanding honor and oppor- 
tunity has been offered the de- 
baters by WMAR-TV this term — 
a half-hour W. C. Forensic Socie- 
ty debate program over the Balti- 
more network. 

The topic the "Forensics" have 
chosen for the year is, "Should 
Red China be admitted to the U. 
N.?" Try-outs for the team are 
being held now. Those who like 
to argue, like to talk, or want to 
become better citizens are urged 
to contribute their efforts. 

Meetings are held every Wed- 
nesday night, when the members 
participate in an open forum 
where current social, political, and 
economic topics are introduced, 
explained, and discussed. Mrs. 
Opgrande and the professors of 
the history and political science 
departments work closely with the 
group. Largely through their in- 
fluence, prominent speakers oc- 
casionally appear on the program, 

Science Group 
Hold Meetings 

The first meeting of the Society 
of Sciences was held Thursday, 
Oct. 7, in Dunning Hall. Two movies 
were shown: "Farewell to Childhood" 
and "Report on Living", both of 
which were supplied by the Md. 
State Department of Health. 

The next meeting of the Society 
of Sciences was Oct. 21. Pans were 
made for a field trip to be taken 
in November and also the pre- 
medical trip to the University of 
Maryland. Two movies were sihown: 
"Alcohol and the Human Body" 
and "Frontiers in Medical Research." 


9:00 A.M. — Registration, West 
Hall Lounge 

1:45 P.M. — Convocation 

3:00 P.M.— Game with Lynch- 

6:30 P.M. — Alumni Dinner, Hod- 
son Hall 

8:30 P.M.— Judging of Home- 
coming Decorations 

9:00 P.M. — Dance, Armory 

9:30 P.M. — Alumni open house, 
Country Club 

Miss Bradley 
Is President 
Of Area Deans 

Miss Amanda T. Bradley, Dean of 
Women, was elected President of 
the Regional Association of Deans 
of Women at a meetrng held at 
Hollins College, near Roanoke, Vir- 
ginia, early this month. 

The Regional Association of 
Deans of Women comprises all the 
deans of women from colleges in 
Maryland, Delaware, Virginia and 
the District of Columbia. Miss 
Bradley served as Treasurer of the 
organization during the past two 

Despite her already heavy schedule 
Dean Bradley accepted this addition- 
al responsibility because she feels 
that here lies another opportunity to 
serve Washington College. Since 
many of the members of the Regional 
Association of the Deans of Women 
are guidance counselors from prom- 
inent high schools and private schools 
Dean Bradley will be enabled tc 
make valuable contacts and be z 
great influence in Washington Col- 
lege's campaign for more women 
students. Dean Bradley has already 
accepted several invitations to speak 
at high school assemblies. 


The Student Government an- 
nounced this week that all requests 
of campus organizations for financial 
aid this semester' should be turned 
ra to Anne Grim, treasurer, by 
Tuesday, October 26. 


Watson, Republican 
for the House of 
from Kent County, 

sity of Maryland. 

Two Honorary Doctor of Law 
degrees will be given by Washing- 
ton College. Dr. Elkins will re- 
ceive one, and the other will go to 

Washington College alumnus, 
Judge Stephen R. Collins, '16. 

Six Alumni Citations will be pre- 
sented to outstanding W. C. 
Alumni in various fields. They 

George W. "Powell (business) 
Class of '02, Atlanta. 

Mrs. Pearl Griffin Stewart 
(civic affairs) Class of '05, Har- 

William 0. Baker (science) 
Class of '35, Morriatown, N. J. 

Howard B. Owens (education) 
Class of '31, Hyattsville, Md. 

Joseph H. Freeman (religion) 
Class of '36, Wheeling, W. Va. 

Dr. Norwood W. Voss (medi- 
cine) Class of '08, Wilmington, 

Mr. Hubert F. Ryan, '33, will be 
the Master of Ceremonies at the 
Alumni Dinner in Hodson Hall at 
6:30 P. M. The program will in- 
clude a report by President Gib- 
son on "The State of Washington 
College", remarks by Mr. John 
Hessey, Chairman of the Board of 
Visitors and Governors, and pre- 
sentation by Ed Evans, '37, of 
special guests — the 1934 Unde- 
feated Football Squad. 

The Varsity Club will again 
sponsor the Homecoming Dance at 
the Armory. The theme will be 
"Harvest Moon". The dance, 
featuring the music of the Dick 
Metz Orchestra, will start at 9:00 
P. M., and continue until 1:00 A. 
M. The main event of the even- 
ing will be the crowning of the 
Homecoming Queen by President 
Gibson. Tickets are $1.76 per 

The Alumni Association, at 


presented his political views to|9 : 3o P. M., will hold their usual 
the Young Republican Club last Open House at the Chester River 
Wednesday. Yacht and Country Club. 

Speaker's Accomplishments Are Many 

Stearn Relates 
Duties to YDC 

Young Democrats attending the 
club's first meeting on October 13, 
heard Mr. Phil Steam, a member of 
the Democratic National Committee 
who gave an informal lecture on his 
work in research and campaigning. 
Part of his job is publishing the 
Democratic Digest, and writing 
speeches and press releases for var- 
ious senators. A discussion period 
was held and refreshments were 

During the business meeting, stu- 
dents volunteered to work with 
the candidates in the Kent County 
Campaign on election day, and help 
them in any way possible. 

Dr. Wilson Homer Elkins, the 
University of Maryland's fourth 
president and the guest speaker 
at the annual Convocation here 
today, has had wide experience 
in educational and administrative 

Asked about his plans for the 
University, Dr. Elkins said he will 
aim toward raising the scholastic 
standards of the institution and 
hopes to establish a chapter of 
Phi Beta Kappa on its' campus. He 
feels that a land-grant university, 
as Maryland is, has an obligation 
to the public in serving them on 
three levels: teaching, research, 
and extension work. He says that 
he will not neglect football, how- 

Before accepting this new posi- 
tion, Dr. Elkins was president of 
Texas Western College, a branch 
of the University of Texas. 
Texas Western is decidedly small- 
er than the U. of M., but many 
feel that the record of this man 
proves without a doubt that he 
will handle this new presidency 
capably and effectively. 

A native Texan, he Bpent hia 

high school days in San Antonio 
where he was graduated from 
Brackenbridge High School. He 
then entered Schreiner Institute, 
a preparatory school, and after 
two years transferred to the Uni- 
versity of Texas. During his 
years there, he won eight varsity 
letters and has been called "the 
University of Texas' greatest ath- 
lete". He did not allow sports to 
interfere with his marks, however. 
In his Senior year he was tapped 
for Phi Beta Kappa and was elect- 
ed head of the student govern- 
ment. Besides all this, Dr. Elkins 
was working his own way through 
college with odd jobs. He grad- 
uated from the University with 
both A. B. and A. M. degrees. 

His first job was teaching his- 
tory and coaching at a high school 
in Texas. Not satisfied, however, 
he applied for and got a Rhodes 
scholarship to Oxford. Dr. Elkins 
stated that he has acquired more 
general education from his travels 
than from the formal institutions 
he has attended. In 1936 he re- 
ceived his Litt. B. and Ph. D. de- 
grees and immediately sailed for 

the United States. 

By this time, Dr. Elkins had de- 
cided that he was better qualified 
for administrative work than for 
teaching. Therefore he assumed 
the presidency of the San Angelo 
Junior College. It was ten years 
old but had failed badly. Not on- 
ly did Dr. Elkins reorganize its 
entire financial and physical struc- 
ture but he also secured its inde- 
pendence from the school system 
and raised its academic efficiency. 

Dr. Elkins worked a similar mir- 
acle on Texas Western. When he 
accepted the presidency of this in- 
stitution it was called the Texas 
School of Mines and Metallurgy. 
Headed by Dr. Elkins, thhi school 
became Texas Western and ex- 
tended its courses successfully in- 
to extension and evening pro- 

A happily married man with two 
daughters, the new University 
president is a firm believer in the 
family institution. He thinks the 
Maryland landscape is beautiful 
and a marked contrast to that of 





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Editorially Speaking 


The big weekend is here again and the Elm would like 
to take this opportunity to extend greetings to parents and 
friends - to say "Welcome Home, Alumni!" 

College homecomings are joyous occasions on any 
campus, each college thinking it's alumni are the best and 
most loyal in the world. Washington College is no exception - 
we KNOW our alumni are the most faithful. Otherwise why 
would they show up every autumn, year after year, some 
pushing baby carriages or even tugging grand children by the 
hand? Otherwise why would they donate their time and 
dollars for new buildings which they themselves will never 

It is a part of the Washington College tradition. It is the 
love that has become ingrained in the student for his 
institution during the four years in which Washington 
College was "home". The tie is hard to break and indeed, 
there are few who wish to break it. For at least this one 
weekend every year, businesses, careers, and kitchens are 
forgotten as busy alumni back-track and re-live their, 
college days. 

We may be sure that many an alumnus who cannot 
be here in person today is here in thought nevertheless. 
And we may be equally sure that many a W. C. alumnus has 
re-quoted those oft-quoted words, "It is a small college, 
Sir, but there are those who love it." 


Editor's Note - It has been brought to our attention that 
occasionally an unusually good and publishable freshman 
theme is turned in. From time to time the ELM will run 
these themes on the recommendation of the English Dept. 
We hope it will serve as an incentive for you to make the 
most of your genius. The following theme was written by 
Mike Booth and is titled "Session". 


I sat on John's couch, my left 
foot on the sock-cymbal pedal, my 
right on the bass drum pedal. 
In the corner, leaning against the 
piano, Frank was running through 
"All the Things You Are" on his 
sax. Mel idly hit chords on the 
piano while John, sitting on a high 
stool, plucking his big double bass. 
I tried a few rolls on my snare, 
attempting to loosen up my wris'ts. 

Mel looked up from the piano 
and said "How bout 'The Thrill is 
Gone'?" Without waiting for an 
answer he started, John and I 
falling in after him. After a 
chorus or so, Mel glanced over 
seemed to say, "What the hell's the 
matter with you?" 

He was right, my drumming was 
way off. I couldn't find the beat 
or hold the rhythm. My stomach 
was knotted, my wrists and feet 
lead weighted. Frank, John and 
Mel were playing as they should, 
cool, relaxed, smooth, and effort- 
less; I played as if my life de- 
pended on it, rough, choppy, not 
anticipating or following the 
others' ideas. 

We were supposed to be having 
an informal session, but it was a 
lot more than that to me. I was 
crashing the big time. John at 
eighteen, was playing in the 
National Symphony; Mel and 
Frank played together in a local 

on a Senior 

Hui-rying toward the gym in a 
green gym suit signifying the sen- 
ior class is Jane Golt, to take part 
in one of the girls' sports being 
held there. Jane has been active 
in all sports since her freshman 
year. Sitting on her desk now is 
the Badminton Singles Tourna- 
ment Trophy which she won last 
spring. In addition to playing 
hockey each year, Jane is a stal- 
wart guard on the AOPi basketball 
team. By being a board member 
of the G. I. A. A. she helps to 
plan the sports in which she is so 
active. Even at home, on Kent 
Island, Jane is a sports enthusiast. 

Her fishing gear is ready for a 
fishing trip at any time. Sports, 
however, are not Jane's anly in- 
terest. A member of the AOPi 
sorority, Jane was elected their 
president this year. Keeping a 
group of girls within parliament- 
ary procedure can be trying but 
Jane finds it great fun too. She 
also finds time to attend the meet- 
ings of the F. T. A., Young Re- 
publican Club, and to usher for 
the Washington Players. When 
Jane can't be found in the gym 
or at some meeting she usually can 
be found in good old Bunting 
writing book reports or term 
papers for her major. Jane will 
graduate with a degree in history 
and political science which she 
hopes to teach in high school. Her 
future holds more than teaching, 
however, since Buddy Sparks is 
the lucky fellow who placed that 
diamond on Jane's fourth finger. 
We at W. C. wish you lots of hap- 
piness, Jane, in whatever the 
future brings. 

night club. I had been playing 
drums for scarcely four months, 
Just to be playing with them, not 
talking jazz with them as I'd 
been doing for so long, was a 
thrill. I wanted more, though. 
I wanted to play on their level, 
be accepted by them as a musician, 
not as just a friend. As a result 
I was tense, afraid, scared that 
I wouldn't do well. 

We finished "The Thrill", then 
ran through "Over the Rainbow" 
and "Blue Moon." Mel leaned 
over to me and said, "What'll we 
do next?" I was speechless. Up 
(to then, the others had been 
running the show, choosing the 
tunes, taking all the solos. My 
tongue stuck in my mouth. I 
was caught, I couldn't say a word. 
"Come on, "Mel repeated. 
"What'll you have?" 
"Pabst Blue Ribbon," John 
answered for me. 
"Crazy song, real mad," com- 
mented Frank. 
"Key of C#," laughed Mel. 
Something went out of me. It 
was no longer a fight. It didn't 
matter how I played, I was in. 
I was relaxed ; my wrists felt loose, 
supple for the first time. 
"All right, all right; let's do 'I Let 
a Song Go Out of My Heart'." 
It was played very, very coolly. 

By Shelly and Stan 


This week since so many of our alumni are back on 
Campus, we have decided to print some of their letters. 

Teheran Persia (no address) 

Dear Gang, 

See you soon. Must clear 
carpet through customs. Allah be 
with you. 

Prince Mehdi Jungle Bunny 

Gallaudet University 
Dear Shelly and Stan, 

I read your column to all my 
classes. It's perfect for their quiet 
study period. 

William Murray 
Head Prof. Oronthology Dept. 

Tass News Agency 
Dear Comrades, 

Your is the type of work we 
like to see in the free world. 

Georgi Malinkov. 

Just finished reading my first 
Postively the most timely, up to 
date, modern type humor I have 
ever read. 



You are driving us out of 


Scott Paper Company 

What you publish is cheap 

miserable trash. Fortunatley, I 

also am cheap miserable trash. 

Johnny Foo 

Your column is not fit for human 

consumption, but I eat it anyway. . . 

Lupus ^L. Lutz. 

"A wonderful and horrible thing 
is committed in the Jand. . ." 

Jeremiah 6 line 30 

Glub . 

Capt. Nemo Twenty thousand 
leagues under the sea. 

Come back Hazel, come back 

Keg Klub 

Lady Beware 

The poor unsuspecting females 
who come to W. C. under the im- 
pression that the preponderance 
of males will lead the way to 
Mrs. degree should not read any 
further lest they be sadly disil- 
lusioned. Here is how the 3:1 
ratio appears when read between 
the lines. 

Number one will probably be 
either married or going with a gal 
back home. The latter type gives 
on campus gals a big rush but he 
disappears from her doorstep 
when a big_ weekend approaches. 
In the meantime she is tagged to 
all intents (honorable or other- 
wise) as spoken for. The poor 
languishing female usually sits in 
for a few big dances before she 
gets wise. 

Our second type of campus 
romeo is the love 'em and leave 
'em type of cad. He puts on a big 
act of caring only for a particular 
fair damsel while all the while he 
has his sights set on greener pas- 
tures. He likes to be seen at the 
best places with a girl who will do 
him justice. In order to repay 
him for condescending to let her 
enjoy his company she must sup- 
ply him with cigarettes, do his 
homework and type up his themes. 
This is the least she can do to 
show how grateful she is. 

The last of the trio may fall in- 
to one of two categories accord- 

(See Lady Beware, page 4) 

Dear Diary, 

Well gung ho, gang, that rough and tumble weekend 
known as Homecoming is here! Strange things happen . . . 
and unhappen. . . during times such as these, so all men 
beware. She might say "Ho hum, dear, drop dead!" or get 
you helplessly drunk and steal your pin. 

Whichever it is — "Buddy have a drank!!!" 

This being the big weekend, methinks it's time to expose 
some of these freshmen. Like that girl they call Kakie . . . 
what material! She has a four man fan club similar to a 
lawyer's firm known as Bob Bob Bob and Robert. Egads, 
girls, what a memory you must have for details. 

Oh! and girls, please control yourselves, the K. A.'s are 
running out of pins. The latest one ended in a bird's nest 
(congratulations, Bernie.) 

Speaking of the Rebels, which one of them was seen 
waltzing up the West Hall fire escape clad in nothing but 
a towel and bar of soap? (Answer — The owner of the 
beanstalk and Boone's first name.) And Mr. Collo! What 
is this story about you being in seclusion last Monday — Lady 
Godiva indeed!!! 

The f oos seem to be taking over the freshmen girls although 
it's a little confusing as to who takes whom. Hear tell the 
theme song of their last party was "Changing Partners." 

Grimes is after number seventy-six in June's little 
sister — here's to you, Al! 

Have noticed that little brother Newbold is trying to 
outdo John, who graduated last year. Jim's been after two 
of the "new kids." (Tip to the girls: He's got no money. 

Open suggestion to Burky and Bernie; Keep trying. 

From Fooville to Oxland, I hear a report that Leo Gillis 
was studying in the library when all the lights were out. 
One hitch: 'twas the Reid Hall Library, and he wasn't 
alone. Look out Girls! 

The two inseparables Pet and Tom aren't dating each 
other anymore; they've taken to women. For instance last 
Saturday before dinner I saw Bartow reading "Helen of 
Troy". Came the evening Helen was gone but Pete was 
still looking at Troy. 

Say, diary, do you know that willowy blonde from 
New Jersey — her philosophy on life is "Variety is the 
spice of" — as related to dates in an evening. 

Incidently, in answer to many questions about a certain 
couple on campus named Jack and Marie. Last entry 
asked the question "To be or not to be". Herein lies the 
answer: To be. 

You know of course about: Bobbie and Liberrace — par- 
don — I mean Pete; Barbara T. and George "It was a tough 
fight, men, but I made it" Cromwell; and Mr. Bounds and 
Sue — they're all penned — uh — pinned. 

And before I go, here is a warning to Wayne: Beware 
of the boardwalk blonde, she's loose upon the campus! 

Happy homecoming, kids, see you in the sweet bye and 





"TIME-OUT" is called by Coach Emerson Smith as his '54 
squad captained by Lou Buckley poses for a quick publicity 
shot. The Sho' harriers will exhibit their talents in an 
inter squad meet during the halftime of the soccer game today. 


Buckley runs 
First in Loss 
To Delaware 

The Washington College track team 
lost its second meet of the season 
on its own course Friday to the 
University of Delaware runners 20 
to 35, under extremely adverse wea- 
ther conditions created by Hurricane 
Hazel. Team Captain Lew Buckley 
led the field of 20 runners, follow- 
ed by five Delaware men to take am 
early lead in the scoring. It was 
Delaware's first Mason-Dixon Con- 
ference meet and the second for the 
Sho'men which humbled Towson 
State Teachers last October 6th 
27 to 33. 

Buckley, a senior from Amenia, 
N. Y., rounding out his third year 
an the cinders for the Sho'men, ran 
the greuling three-mile course in 
15 minutes 40 seconds. The five 
Delaware runners trailing him were 
led by Dante Marrine and Clyde 
Louth, both clocking in at 16.24. 

Other runners leading for Dela- 
ware were Fraink Davidson, whose 
time was 16:32; Dick O'Conner at 
16:39; and Dick Lawrence, 16:42. 

Second runner across the finish 
line for the Sho'men was Roy Hen- 
derson at 16:49, followed by Basil 
Wadkosky and Ed Blair timed at 
17:18; and Ed Liberman, 17:45. 
Other Marootn and Black runners 
were Chuck King, Dave Litrenta, 
Jan Masko, Paul Gordan and Joe 
Sivold. Blair and Thomas are re- 
turnees from last year's cross country 
team which finished in a strong third 
position in the M-D Conference un- 
der the guidance of Coach Emer- 
son Smith. 

The next M-D cross country meet 
scheduled for the Sho'men will be 
against Loyola at Washington Col- 
lege on October 20th. 

Intrant urals 

Theta, Foos 
Lead League 

The Washington College Athle- 
tic Department pried the lid oft of 
the Intramural Football League last 
week and the pigskin parade is now 
in full swing. 

Through games played as of 
Tuesday of this week, last year's 
champs the Lambda Chi "Foos" 
squeezed by Foxwell and Somerset 
by identical 6-0 scores. Close on 
their heels is the Theta Chi six 
who whitewashed Somerset 20-0 and 
turned back a strong Kappa Alpha 
team, 18-12. Other teams in the lea- 

Sho'men Tie 
Bucknell To 
Stay Unbeaten 

Oct. 1 7 — The Sho'men of 
Washington College and Bucknell 
University soccer teams battled to a 
1-to-l tie after a ten minute over- 
time, in which neither could break 
the deadlock. The game was a Mid- 
dle Atlantic States Conference affair, 

Bucknell started the scoring when 
Co-Captain Bob Soundberg drove 
one past Sho' goalie Joe Szymanski 
in the opening frame. From there 
on the game was a nip and tuck 
affair with neither team holding a 
decisive advantage in offensive play 
While both clubs were outstanding 
in defense. 

After the halftime whistle sound 
ed. Coach Ed Athcy's squad sbow^ 
ed greater determination and hustle 
as burly Roger Smoot, leading Sho' 
scorer, drove an accurate shot into 
the opposing net. 

The game continued to see-saw 
with neither team penetrating the 
other's defense till late in the fourth 
period when Bucknell was given 
a free kick by virtue of a hand pen- 
alty on a Sho' player. Goalie Joe 
Szymanski blocked the shot with less 
than two minutes to go and sent 
the game into overtime. 

Neither team scored as the de- 
fenses of both continued to stand 

The Sho'men remain undefeated 
as they bring their log to 2 wins 
and 2 ties. 

Washington College —0010 0—1 
Bucknell University —10 0—0 

gue who have not as yet seen action 
include Phi Sigma Kappa. G. I, 
Hall and last year's runner-up, East 

Perennial dark horse Theta Chi 
has thus far been banking on the 
throwing arm of former Maryland 
All-State Quarterback Ronnie Sisk 
to carry them to the top. Sisk has 
figured in all the scoring of his 
team so far, having heaved three 
TD aerials to Lou Borbely and 
others to Ed Silveri and Ebe Joseph. 
The "Foos" ground attack and de- 
fensive playing have been the im- 
portant factor in their two victories. 
They have plenty of running ability 
in swivel-hipped John Parker, Bob 
Penkefhman and Bill Barnett, while 
their defense is second to none. In 
both victories they turned the enemy 
back when they were within 10 
yards of the goal line. Kappa Alpha 
will be counting heavily on the speed 
of Stu Young and the passing of 
Ronnie Defiles to get them back 
into contention. 

(See Intramurals, page 4) 

- Prospect - 

By Sam Macera 

The tip "of the Freshman Pros- 
pect Hat goes this week not to one, 
but two outstanding Frosh athletes, 
Basil Wodkovsky and Arnold Sten. 

Taking fiirst things first, Wodkov- 
sky, migrated to Washington College 
from St. Paul's Prep School in 
Baltimore, Md., and is presently 
a member of Coach Emerson Smith's 
cross country squad. While at St. 
Paul's, he was a member of the 
varsity basketball team for three 
years and for two of those years 
was top man in the scoring column. 
His only other athletic effort was in 
lacrosse during his senior year. 

The outstanding thing about this 
lanky (6'2'/2"-165 lbs.), easy going 
frosh is that although he had never 
run track before coming to W. C. 
he placed fourth against Loyola's 
best in a recent track meet. From 
all indications, he will be a definite 
asset to Coach Smith during cross 
country and basketball. In addition 
to track he plans to go out for 
lacrosse and basketball. 

Soft spoken Arnold Sten shares 
the distinction of being one of two 
frosh candidates to break into the 
starting lineup on Coach Ed Athey's 
soccer team. The North East, (Md.) 
yearling so impressed the coach that 
he was inserted into a starting half- 
back slot. 

Sten enjoyed a sort of Frank 
Merriwell career in sports while at- 
tending North East High School. 
During his four year term he was 
a four letter man (soccer, baseball, 
track and basketball) and earned a 
total of fifteen varsity letters. He 
was captain of the soccer team in 
his junior year and co-captain in 
lis senior year. While on the basket- 
ball team, he was high scorer three 
out of four years that he played. 
He showed equal talent in baseball 
having pitched two no-hitters whik 
on the mound. In track, his proud- 
est accomplishment was the fact 
that he ran second in the state in 
the Class B 440. 

Since his hobby is collecting roa- 
maps, the blonde 5' IV - 171 lb. 
athlete should have little difficulty 
rinding his way around Kibler Field 
or the basketball court when the 
time comes. 

Homecoming Test Sees 

Hornet's First Soccer 

Team In Schools History 

By Jerry Yudisky 

Washington College opens the doors of its buildings for 
its oldsters — the Alumniof W. C— and opens its athletic field 
to a newcomer, in soccer at least — the Hornets of Lynchburg 
College. The Homecoming Day athletic feature presents a 
Maroon and Black eleven who have, to date, looked stronger 
than had been expected facing a game, pioneering squad that 
is introducing soccer to the Va., school. The Mason-Dixon 
Conference event will commence at 3:00 P. M. on Kibler Field. 

The Crimson and Grey coach, Wil- 

liam Sohellcnberger, has formed his 
team around a nucleus of three 
players: John DuVal, a sophomore 
from Baltimore, and two fresh- 
men — Bob Witcofski, of Bain- 
bridge, Md., and Ralph Todd, of 
Lynchburg — all of whom have 
had previous scholastic experience. 
Coach Shellenbergcr is well versed 
in the formalities and techniques 
of the game, having played oln the 
high school club for four years 
and on the Penn State U. eleven for 
three years. Lynchburg, however, 
cannot be taken too lightly because 
the future of soccer at the school 
depends upon the success of the sport 
this year. With that knowledge ser- 
ving as inspiration, it is quite pos- 
sible that Schellenberger will have his 
Lynohburgers {which currently in- 
clude six sophomores and seven 
freshmen) giving a Hornet's sting 
to a lax and over-confident Shore 

Before this season started Coach 
Ed Athey thought this would be a 
year of rebuilding for the Sho'men. 
But after the Maroon and Black's 
first four games, he has had to 
scratch the back of his head and 
do some reconsidering. In those four 
games the Athey-men downed Tow- 
son, 3-1, overwhelmed Roanoke, 
5-1, and were tied by' Loyola and 
Bucknell, 2-2 and 1-1 respectively. 

W. C. went into the Towson game 
is an underdog (which has nothing 
-o do with hunting birds or ken- 
ids). But it was the Teachers who 
vent to the dogs as "Horgay" San- 
ana used his head to' score the 
Jho's first point of the year ir 
'arsity competition, socring on a 
Lead shot. Sophomores Barry Burn' 
nd John Kruse also helped tc 
=ach the Teachers some of th( 
oints of scoring, each tallying & 
ingle marker. 

Towson held wingman Rog Smoo 
(See Homecoming, page 4) 



By Herni Schmidt 

How does it feel to participate in 
athletics at Washington College? 
What do the players themselves 
think? This column attempts to give 
you the player's slant, his views on 
sports. How do the boys with the 
exaggerated limps and the big red 
letters feel? In this issue, the spot- 
light turns upon the men with the 
educated feet, the soccer players. 
As of this writing, on the eve of the 
Bucknell fracas, the Sho'men's record 
is unblemished. Several questions 
about our current campus heroes 
cross our minds. I asked Roger 
Smoot, our terrific center- forward, 
this question: Who is the most im- 
proved member of the squad? Rog's 
improptu reply came as no sur- 
prise to anyone! "Mori Lenane," he 
said. "Mort seems to have benefited 
tremendously by a year's experience. 
He has a sure foot, a quiet determ- 
ination, and uncanny soccer instinct." 
Who is the most talented performer 
faced thus far? Al Hanifee, captain 
and dependable right inside, selected 
"Buckshot" Harmon of the Towson 
Teachers. "Harmon," said Al, " is a 
fine center forward who is equally 
capable at any position on the field." 
This year, what could be called 
the "big game?" Barry Burns, per- 
haps the most versatile member of 
the squad, answered this one. "The 
Baltimore U. game on November 
10th, is the big one, if any game 
can be considered as such." In a 
few short sentences, I have tried 
to bring you a little closer to our 
current campus heroes, the soccer 

Pictured above is Coach Ed Athey and his undefeated Sho' eleven captained by Al 
Hanifee, which is riding along in high gear in quest of a championship soccer crown. 




Greeks On The Hill 

Zeta Tau Alpha 

At the beginning of school the 
activities and pledges had a clean- 
up and decoration of the room cam- 
paign. Congratulations are in order 
for Carol Hudgin's — now engaged 
— and the newly penned Zetas — 
Barbara Townsend, Anne Grim, and 
Sue Reichlin. We welcomed our 
new pledges— Joanne Plowden, Bel- 
ly Wilson and Claire Talbott — in 
the pledging ceremony, Oct. 13, 
1954. Plans are being made for a 
Sunday night supper parly which will 
he held for Ihe whole school. We 
hope everyone will lum out for the 
informal gathering. Watch for pos- 
ters in the snack bar! 

Lambda Chi 

The Lambda Chi Alpha Frater- 
nity has been quite active during 
the initial weeks of the new school 
year, pledging four new members. 
They are Dave Humphries, Donald 
Owings, Edward Bair and Joseph 
Scbillia. This brings the number of 
pledges io twenty against the nine- 
teen active brothers. 

Brother Al Hanifce is captain of 
the Washington College soccer team. 
Al has been playing soccer for eight 
years and has proved himself quite 
adept at the game. Since he will 
graduate in June, he is representing 
the Maroon and Black on the soc- 
cer field for the last season. 

Plans are currently under way for 
a Hallowe'dn Party to be held on 
the week-end of October 30. Time 
and place has not yet been set, but 
they will be released as soon as the 
plans are completed. Also under con- 
sideration are plans for an open 
house to be held sometime in the 
near future. 

The decoration committee for 
Homecoming is working strenuously 
on the project. Naturally, the nature 
of the decorations are never known 
until they are put up on Homecom- 
ing week-end, but Lambda Chi will 
be a top contender for first honors. 
The judging committee will be com- 
posed of a group of prominent 
alumni. Judging will take place late 
Saturday afternoon or early even- 

If anyone has been wondering 
how Ollie kept so primp during the 
Summer months, they can ask bro- 
ther Snyder. Ollie is the only living 
animal on campus who goes tc 
classes, sleeps in a fraternity house 
eats the best of food (dog food) and 
dosen't have to take blue books. 
Aside from all of this, it doesn't cost 
him a cent. Seriously, the Foo's 
fee] that Ollie has become a promin- 
ent member of the fraternity as well 
as the campus. 

Someone by the name of F. Fink 
sent in Ollie's name to the Lavoris 
Company (mouth wash) and asked 
that Oliver O. Beowolf be sent a trial 
bottle of Lavoris mouth wash. The 
bottle came, along with a nice let- 
ter addressed to Oliver O. Beo- 
wolf. The brothers of Lambda Chi 
thank the person who did such a 
kind deed. Ollie says that he has 
never used a better mouth wash, 
but he still leads a dog's life. 

Alpha Omijcron Pi 

We extend a hearty welcome to 
all aulmnae and visitors for the 
homecoming week-end. 

Recently we had the pleasure of 
adding to our pledges Debbie Heers 
and Ellie Wilkins. We are happy 
to welcome these two into our frat- 

On the agenda is scheduled a 
Get-together Dance on October 29th 
in the bottom of Reid Hall. The 
highlight of the evening will be the 
rowning of Miss "Bop", the win- 
ner of the jitterbug contest. Dancing 
and refreshments will combine ' in 
making it fun for all. Let's all join 
n the fun. 

In November a card party is be- 
ing held for our patronesses in the 
comforts of our sorority room. 

Other activities are in the making 
to add to our social calendar. 

Belated wedding congratulations 
are extended to Terry Knill and Bill 
Lovey on their marriage on April 
9th, 1954. 

A hearty thanks is extended to our 
national secretary, Mrs. Mylander, 
who entertained the sorority at her 
summer home on the Chesapeake 
Bay in August. 

Congratulations are due to Sue 
Samuels Who is pinned to a West 

We are all looking forward to a 
promising year of fun and activities. 

Phi Sigma Kappa 

Phi Sigma Kappa formally open- 
ed its social season with an open 
house held otn October 3. We would 
like to thank all those who attend- 
ed for making it a success. 

Since coming back to school we 
have enlarged our pledge class by 
two and our regular membership by 
one. Our two new pledges are Oliver 
Beale 'and Jack Becker while Augie 
Werner was initiated on October 21. 
Congratulations men. 

We received word from two of 
our alumni. Brother Stevens is do- 
ing graduate work at Penn State 
University. Brother Flynn is just 
lying around waiting for Uncle Sam 
to grab him. 

The Pi Sigs are turning out in 
force for Homecoming week- 


Alpha Chi Omege 

The Alpha Chi's welcomed back 
most of their sisters this year, but a 
few have strayed to other places. 
Lee Harrison is spending the school 
year at the University of Edin- 
borough, Scotland. Barbara Ann 
Jones and Betty Blanton, who along 
with Janice Lethbridge is sporting a 
diamond, are at the University of 
Maryland. Dotnna Miller is at Johns 
Hopkins Hospital Nursing School. 

Congratulations to Helen Roe on 
her engagement, and to Ann Sim- 
onds for becoming a' mother. 

Alpha Chi would like you all to 
know our new pledge Eveline Bow- 
ers, who acepted our bid in time 
to be with us on Founder's Day 
which was October 15th. 

We hope to see all of our alums 
and classmates at open-house on the 
23rd. We hope that everyone will 
also try to get to our big Spring 
Fashion Show that we are 'putting 
on in March with the aid of Paca's. 

Theta Chi 

The OX's, in order to start the 
year out right, had a party at the 
ranch and are now planning a party 
for homecoming. We hope the second 
party will be as successful as we 
feel the first - - was. 

We congratulate our new brothers 
Ray Wall, Lou Morriss, Ed Camp- 
bell, and Ebe Joseph as well as our 
new pledge, Steve Mastrioni. It is 
hoped that these wilt help fill up the 
gaps left by graduation and Uncle 

We welcome back the alumni and 
hope they will attend our party dur- 
ing homecoming. 

Have fun at Homecoming! 

end. With party planned for before 
during and after the dance it should 
be quite a blast. 
Happy Homecoming! 

Shoremen Upset 
Western Maryland 

By Al Albertson 

Center forward Roger Smoot gave 
the Sho'men their third Mason-Dixotn 
Conference victory Wednesday on 
Kibler Field over a favored Western 
Maryland eleven who chalked up 
their first defeat of the season in a 
I to shutout. 

In the second period, substitute 
left wing Eddie Campbell passed 
from his outside position to Smoot. 
who kicked the decisive goal from 25 
yards past opposing goalie Grover 
Zimmerman, who snared 1 9 saves 
in losing efforts. 


(Continued from page 3) 
scoreless. But si'nee then the "Blond 
Bomb-shell" has provided the strong 
scoring threat for the Sho'men. 

Against a highly rated Roanoke 
aggregation the Junior from Glen 
Burnie, Md., registered three goals, 
with George Santana and Burns 
chipping iu with one a piece. Goalie 
Joe Szymanski, fullbacks Dick Lent 
and Sam Spicer and halfback Mort 
Lenane were the most outstanding of 
the whole defense that gave a per- 
formance of near perfection. 'The 
Fizz" was credited with twenty-three 
saves and came close to having a 
shut-out. Roanoke's lone score came 
during & general confusion in front 
of the goal when twinkled- toed Neil 
McDude kicked the ball between 
Szymanski's legs as the goalie bent 
down for the balL 

The Athey-men also outplayed 
Loyola a'nd Bueknell and should 
have ended up with the edge of 
victory. Here again Smoot took 
scoring honors, sharing the two 
points with Rex Linderman against 
Loyola and getting the sole marker 
in the tussel with the Pen nsy Ivan ians. 

Coach Athey was pleased with his 
charges performances of late, especi- 
ally in the second half of the Buek- 
nell game when the Sho'men con- 
trolled the ball for almost the entire 

Players such as captain Al Hanifee 
John Kruse, Ed Campbell, Tom 
Bounds, Buck Larrimore and especi- 
ally Arnold Stein and Rex Lander- 
man are handling and passing the 
ball better, the defense could well be 
strongest in the league, and goalie 
Szyma'nski stirs the ire of the op- 
posing players and coaches by his 
steller protection of the net. 

At the close of Homecoming Day 
it is hoped that the Alumni will go 
home happy while a bunch of lynch- 
ed Lynchburgers will go home quot- 
ing that famous Brooklyn proverb, 
"Wait till next year." 


(Continued from page 3) 

Somerset rests their hopes of at 
least a playoff slot on big Jack Fred- 
ericks, Mac Connell, Jerry Levine 
and Dick Farrow. 

Using the Somerset defeats for 
comparison. Theta Chi appears to 
be a sure bet to unthrone the Lamb- 
da Chi team as champs. The Thetas 
had^ little trouble in subduing Som- 
erset 20-0 while the Foos were bare- 
ly able to get by. 6-0. Theta also 
has a definite edge in scoring hav- 
ing rolled up 38 points to only 12 
for Lambda. 


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K. A. is proud to announce the 
initiation of two new brothers and 
the pledging of two inew men. Aldo 
Gallo and Bo Hutchings were ini- 
tiated last Monday, Oct. 1 8, and 
John Murdock and Bill Clarke were 
pledged during the past week. 

K. A. has high hopes concerning 
the intermural touch football league. 
We picked up four members of East 
Hall's last years team which were 
runners up itn the league. These men, 
Stew Young, Wayne Gruehn, Ron- 
nie Defelice, and John Murdock, are 
expected to spark our team. Also, 
our president, George Stanton, is 
commissioner of the league so our 
chances look very good. 

We are going to have a party this 
aftennoon that will run until dance 
time. The place will be posted on the 
board in the fraternity room for all 
concerned and interested. 

Lady Beware 

(Continued from page 2) 
ing to Lady Luck. He may be a 
glorified worm and love only his 
book, or a regular nice guy. If 
he is the former there is no hope. 
This type of worm won't bite at a 
hook no matter what the bait is. 

The second type is one of the 
true gentlemen of the campus 
(there are some) and if this be the 
case there is no cause for alarm. 
He will be a perfect date who likes 
a girl and her company for no oth- 
er reason than because he likes 
her. These are available but 
scarce. Cheer up gals — don't be 
pessimistic — there's always next 

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To Present Witchcraft Play Tonight 


Alumni Chapter 


"Turkey Dance" 

The Baltimore Alumni Chapter 
will stage a "Turkey Hop" dance 
at the Stafford Hotel in Baltimore 
on Saturday night, November 20. 

Fred W. Sehroeter, '47, presi- 
dent of the alumi club, has ex- 
tended a cordial invitation to 
Washington College students to 
come and enjoy an evening of 
dancing. He said that he has ar- 
ranged for a special student ad- 
mission price of $2.00 per couple. 
Tommy Thompson and his superb 
orchestra will furnish the music. 
There will be plenty of tables for 
everyone. Parking facilities are 
adjacent to the Stafford at Charles 
and Eager Streets. 

The Baltimore Alumni Chapter 
is the largest of the Alumni Asso- 
ciation's nine chapters, with about 
650 members. 

Tom Hofstetter, a native of 
Baltimore, who graduated from 
Washington College last June, is a 
member of the executive commit- 

The ELM staff joins with the 
administration and entire stu- 
dent body in wishing Mist 
Amanda T. Bradley, Dean of 
Women, a speedy recovery 
from her recent illness. 

0. D. K. Taps Five New Members 

Hessy Howard 


On Thursday at assembly eight 
new members were received into 
Sigma Sigma Omicron fraternity. 
This fraternity is the scholarship 
society on campus and was founded 
in 1933. 

To gain membership in the 
organization, a student must be 
a junior or senior or a transfer 
student with one year at Washing- 
ton College, and attain a cumul- 
ative index of 2.25 or better. 

Those new members, with their 
indexes, are: Richard MsGrory, 
2.303; James Leonard, 2.379; 
Sondra Duvall, 2.411; Jack Hunter, 
2.409; Omro Todd, 2.442; Gordon 
Stapleton, 2.521; Geraldine Henry, 
2.709;Emily Dryden, with 2.907, 
received special mention as having 
one of the highest indexes attained 
in many years. 

Members in Sigma Sigma 
Omicron intitles a student to 
unlimited cuts and exemption from 
final examinations in the second 
semester of the senior year. 

Herb Turk, president of the 
organization, presented certificstes 
to the new members at the 

Will Hold Dance 
At Legion Home 

The annual Kappa Alpha 
Sweetheart dance, featuring the 
crowning of the chapter's queen, 
will be held at the American 
Legion home this Friday, Novem- 
f Continued on page 4) 

Speaks At 

Byron Price, former U. N. Chief 
of Budget, was the guest speaker 
at Washington College's assembly 
last Thursday. 

A longtime newspaperman and 
U. N. Executive, Mr. Price now 
makes his home near Chestertown. 

He is a graduate of the Wabash 
College, Indiana, from which he 
received an honorary L. L. D. de- 
gree there in 1943. He also holds 
degrees from Harvard University, 
Indiana University, and Bard Col- 

Mr. Price began a career in 
newspaper work in Indianapolis in 
1910 and went with the Associated 
Press in 1912. He served in var- 
ious capacities with the agency un- 
til 1941. From 1937-41 he was 
executive news editor of the A. P. 

In 1941 Mr. Price was appoint- 
ed U. S. director of censorship, a 
post he held until November 1945. 
He became Assistant Secretary 
General for administrative and 
financial services at the U. N. in 

He was awarded the Medal for 
Merit by President Truman in 
1946. In 1948 he received the 
Honorary Knight of British Em- 
pire from King George VI of Eng- 
land. In 1944 he was awarded a 
special Pulitzer Citation for cre- 
ation and administration of press 
and broadcasting censorship codes. 

Barnett, Burbage, 
Howard, Hanst, 
Makowski Honored 

by Emily Dryden 

In assembly last week, Alpha 
Psi Chapter of Omicron Delta 
Kappa tapped five men into its cii- 
cle. They join Tom Bounds, Ken 
Bourn, Dr. Livingood, Dr. Clark, 
Dr. Ford, Mr. Dumschott, Mr. 
Athey, and Mr. Padgett as mem- 
bers of the honorary fraternity on 
campus. Omicron Delta Kappa is 
a fraternal organization recogniz- 
ing leadership ability in junior and 
senior men in five fields — scholar- 
ship, athletics, social and religious 
activities, dramatics, and publica- 

Before the tapping ceremony, 
Dr. Clark introduced Dr. Joseph 
D. Makosky, Dean of the Faculty 
at Western Maryland College, the 
speaker for the occasion. Dr. 
Makosky taught here at W. C. 
from 1928-1934, and his reminis- 
cences about the "old days" 
amused both the students and his 
former colleagues. His address, 
received as one of the most enjoy- 
able heard in assembly for some 
time, was entitled "The Tripod of 
Leadership" and stressed three 
traits, personality, integrity, and 
intellectual capacity, as essential 
characteristics of enlightened 

Following Dean Makosky's ad- 
dress was the tapping ceremony, 
and William A. Bai-nett was first 
to feel the key of Omicron Delta 
Kappa on his shoulder. Bill is 
president of Lambda Chi Alpha ; 
vice-president of the Senior Class, 
a member of the Inter-Fraternity 
Council, a Varsity Club member 
(Continued on page 4) 

Concert Scheduled 

Three young artists, Miss Cyn- 
thia Otis, harpist; Mr. Lorin Bern- 
sohn, cellist; and Mr. Claude 
Monteux, flutist, will present a 
concert in William Smith Auditor- 
ium on November 11 at 8 P. M. 
These talented young people call 
themselves the Harp Trio. They 
will be sponsored by the Chester 
Community - College Music Group. 
Everyone is invited, college stu- 
dents being admitted free. 

Miss Otis was recently hailed as 
"the present day perfection of her 
own instrument", for she is gifted 
with a gracefulness as lyric as the 
harp she plays. Mr. Bernsohn is 
noted for the beautiful tones 
which he is able to extract from 
his cello. The flutist, Mr. Mon- 
teux, was bom into a solid musi- 
cal background because his father 
was the famous conductor, Pierre 

Cynthia was only eight when 
she began her harp studies. She 
was eighteen when she was select- 
ed to appear as soloist with the 
New York Philharmonic Young 
Peoples Series in Carnegie Hall. 
In the years between, she had 
been trained by Lucile Lawrence 
at the Mannes College of Music. 
In the years after, Miss Otis ap- 
peared with the Little Falls, Hart- 
ford and New Haven Symphonies 
and is a member of the Collegium 
Musieum in New York City. 
Presently, in addition to solo ap- 
pearances and being a member of 
the Harp Trio, Cynthia Otis teach- 
( Continued on page 4) 

Band To Play 

Admission charges for tomor- 
row's concert by the 287th U.S. 
Army Band have been reduced to 
75 cents for students, it was 
announced this week. . 

The band, winner of the Eisen- 
hower 1954 Presidential Trophy, 
will perform at 3:00 and 8:00 in 
the high school gym. Proceeds 
will be used to purchase a 
resuscitator for the Chestertown 
Volunteer Fire Department. 

Tickets may be bought from Dr. 
Clark, Mr. Henry, or Ernie 

Vanik and Reicks 
Star In Players' 
Pall Production 

Turning to witchcraft for their 
ill production, the Washington 
'layers will present the second 
orformance of Bell, Book and 
handle tonight at 8:30. John 
Van Druten's delightful play is de- 
>endent upon modern-day witch- 
craft and its subscribers for its un- 
lsual comedy. There are no 
ttereotyped witches who stand 
>ver their cauldrons brewing their 
potions, or no pin-pierced doll 
models. The characters are well 
dressed, cosmopolitan personali- 
ties who from all outward appear- 
ances resemble ordinary people. 
In reality these apparently ordi- 
nary people form the clique of the 
modern day witches. 

Gillian Holroyd, no wart-nose, 
uses her unusual powers to lure a 
normal beau into her amorous in- 
trigue. This part is being played 
by Joan Vanik. Shephard Hen- 
derson (Pete Riecks), the victim, 
upon finding out that he has been 
trapped by rather unconventional 
methods decides that his affair has 
been quite satisfactory. He rea- 
lizes that he still loves Gillian ev- 
en after she has removed the hex 
she placed on him. 

To provide the traditional hap- 
py ending, Gillian undergoes some- 
what of a transformation also. 
Aunt Queenie (Barbara Delaney) 
is a contented elderly witch whose 
magical antics bring the two lov- 
ers together at the beginning of 
the play. She and Nicky Hol- 
royd (Jack Daniel), a male witch, 
provide the stimuli for many hil- 
arious situations. 

Sidney Redlitch, (Pete Bur- 
bage), is the bombastic author of 
Witchcraft Around Us. Copies of 
this book are selling like hotcakes. 
Redlitch is a droll old fool whose 
taste in clothes and love for alco- 
holic beverages make him some- 
what of an oddity. He walks into 
amusing trouble at the Holroyds. 

The play is being directed by J. 
Aldo Gallo, whose experience is 
jound to guarantee a good show. 

Cookerly and should be bought in 
advance. The concert is sponsored 
by the Lions Club. 

Hallowe'en Dance, Be - Bop Frolic 
Are Given By ZETA's, AOPI's 


Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority 
sponsored "The Be-Bop Hop" ir 
Reid Hall on Friday, October 29, 
from 8 to 11 P. M. Admission 
was twenty-five cents per person 
Best Cople Crowned 

Highlighting the evening was 
the crowning of Miss and Mr. Be- 
Bop, Lynn Robbins and Bob Boyd, 
by AOPi President, Jane Golt. In 
keeping with the autumn season, 
refreshments served were cider 
and donuts. Decorations consist- 
ed of paper records, musical notes, 
and large stick figures in be-bop 
poses on the walls. 

Mr. and Mrs. Henry, Dr. and 
Mrs. Clark, Mr. Hart, and Miss 
Travers chaperoned the AOPi 
dance. Records provided the 
music for slow dancing, be-bop, 
and the bunny-hop and hokey- 


"Hallowe'en" was the theme 
for an enjoyable supper and dance 
sponsored by Zeta Tau Alpha 
Sorority last Sunday night in Hod- 
son Hall. 

Goblins, witches, pumpkins, 
orange and black crepe paper, and 
corn stalks were all blended to- 
gether under the magic of the 
blazing fireplace. 

The Zeta's, with orange and 
black bows, served hot-dogs, pota- 
to chips, popcorn and cokes. Each 
table had individual place mats 
and candy dishes carrying out the 
goblin motif. 

Dancing composed the major 
part of the entertainment, but 
there were several humorous 
games. The balloon dance pro- 
claimed Lynn Robbins and Jack 
Winkler as the couple with the 
fastest feet. Traditional dunking 
for apples and passing the lifesav- 
er via toothpick and mouth pro- 
vided many laughs to the crowd. 





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Established 1782 

Member of the 
Associated Collegiate Press 

Editor-in Chief - Ramona Wn-LEY 

News Editor George Hanst 

Feature Editor Wayne Groen 

Sport* Editor ------- JOE SZYMANSKI 

Managing Editor Janet Parks 

Business Manager ------- JERRY LAMBDIN 

Photographer -------- Joe KELLER 

Circulation Manager ------ Hessy Howard 

News Staff — Joan Vanik, Martha Ann Kohout, Barbara Townsend, 

Emily Dryden, Laurel Gunby, Bob Pickett, Ralph Usilton. 

Kaikie Bracken. 
Feature Staff — Carol Knisely, Stan Goldstien, Shally Bader, Ed. 

Cumor, Anna Lucy Allspach. 
Sports Staff — Jerry Yudisky, Jim Wright, Sam Masera, Stan 

Hoffman, Al Albertson, Al Grimes. 
Typists — B. Clones, Pat Anderson, Janet Middleton. 

Editorially Speaking 


Last week end may be a good indication that W. C.'s 
social life can recuperate from its traditional "not-a-thing- 
to-do" illness if given enough shots in the arm. 

W. C.'s big week ends are always well supported, how- 
ever there are very few of these — Homecoming, Mid- Winter 
Reunion, Inter-fraternity, Inter-sorority, Christmas Dance 
and the Sweetheart Dances. It's the average week end 
that makes the impatient suitcase students paick up and 
head for greener pastures. 

This past week end was one of those average ones, 
but this time the suitcase crowd missed the boat — and 
three nights of dances and parties that combined to make 
cne of W. C.'s best week ends of the year. 

The "shots in the arm" were administered by sor- 
orities and fraternities who sponsored informal, inexpen- 
sive get togethers. The week end got under way Friday 
night with one of the sororities featuring a Be-Bop Hop, 
Saturday night the fraternities filled in with Hallowe'en 
parties and Sunday night another sorority closed the week 
end with a combination supper party, dance and game night. 

All activities were successful — last year similar at- 
tempts and plans for uneventful week ends were very 
poorly received. We're not trying to analyze the situa- 
tion, we don't care what the cause is but evidently the 
proper spirit is there. 

It seems to the ELM that week end planning might 
very properly fall into the hands of the Greeks on campus. 
Sororities and fraternities are social organizations. If 
they wish to contribute to the college in a beneficial man- 
ner, here is an excellent opportunity to do so. We hope 
other sororities, fraternities and independent groups will 
follow the example set last week end, planning and organiz- 
ing activities, not for their groups alone, but for the entire 
student body. 

What Is A College Boy 

Between the senility of second childhood and the 
lighthearted lechery of the teens, we find a loathsome 
creature called the college boy. College boys come in 
assorted sizes, weights, and states of sobriety, but all 
college boys have the same creed: to do nothing every 
second of every minute of every day, to protest with 
whining noises (their great weapon) when their last 
minute of inertia is finished and the adult male takes 
them off to the Unemployment Office or the Draft Board. 

College boys are found everywhere — breaking train 
windows, tearing down goal posts, inciting riots or 
jumping bail. Mothers love them, little girls love them 
big girls love them, middle-sized girls love them and 
Satan protects them. A college boy is Laziness with 
peach fuzz on his face, Idiocy with lanolin in his hair 
and the Hope of Failure with an over-drawn bankbook 
in his pocket. 

A. college boy is a composite — he has the energy of 
Rip Van Winkle, the shyness of a Mr. Micawber the 
practicality of a Don Quixote, the kindness of a Marquis 
de Sade, the imagination of a Bill Sykes, the appetite 
of a Gargantua, the aspiriations of a Casanova, and when 
he wants something it's usually money. 

a J 16 * hk <. es goo £ I i(luor ' bad "l" 01 ". cancelled classes, 
double features, Platex ads, girls on football weekends 
He is not much for hopeful mothers, irate fathers, sharp- 
the dea S n 6rS ' "Stables, alarm clocks or letters from 

Nobody is so late to rise or so early to supper No 
body gets so much fun out of girls, snooker Bright's 
Catawber. Nobody else can cram into one pocket a 
slide rule a Marilyn Monroe calendar, Kant's "Critioue 
of Pure Reason" a collapsible pool cue a Mugsy Spanie' 
record, and a YMCA towel. -""issy opaniei 

A college boy is a magical creature — you can lock 
him out of your heart, but you can't lock him out of vour 
liquor cabinet. You can get him off your mind but von 
can't get him off your expense account. M ght as weh 
give up; he is your jailer, your boss, your aZtross - L 
*%Ztl?' nMccoun *. * irl basing bundle o? woTry 

on a Senior 

One of the firiendliest personali- 
ties around campus is George Stan- 
ton. Coming to college after service 
in the U. S. Navy, George has 
become quite active in campus acti 
vilies. Most people know him as No. 
One in K. A. Fraternity. In the K. A. 
room George is right in the midst 
of all their get togethers and sings 
Dixie as enthusiastically as anyone. 
Keeping up with the latest sports 
news is his job as Sports Editor 

of the Pegasus, Because of his 
interest in sports George is in charge 
of the intermural sports. A major 
in economics and a minor in socio- 
logy, George has no definite plans 
for the future except to get a job 
When not attending classes he can 
be found patronizing the Snack 
Bar. His friendliness and 'his impish 
grin has helped George to make 
many friends. Although originally 
from Salem, New Jersey, George 
now lives with his attractive wife 
Barbara in Chestertown. Barbara, 
incidently was crowned K. A. Rose 
last year at their Sweetheart Dance. 
We wish George both success and 
happiness after leaving W. C. this 


Freshmen, who are not wearing 
their dinks too much lately, ex- 
plained to me that this is because 
Hazel either snatched them away 
or shrunk them. Guess they'll 
have to buy new ones for being 
so careless. At any rate, here 
is the second edition of Freshmen 
on campus. 

Troy Hambright, of the long 
page boy, hails from Silver Spring, 
Maryland. In High School she 
was quite active as Echange 
Editor of the school newspaper, 
Bookkeeper for the bank, and in 
several dance committees. She 
also found time to make the 
Honor Society and the Quille and 

Chick Mills, big and brawny, 
comes from Wayne, Pa. Football, 
track, and baseball took up most 
of his time in high school. How- 
ever, he was also on the Student 
Council and was a class officer. 
He likes WC because the Upper- 
classmen (expecially the Sopho- 
mores?) are so friendly. 

Betty Warren, a small brunette, 
from Ridgewood, New Jersey, 
pepped up her high school with her 
cheerleading. She was also in the 
Glee Club, French Club and on 
the staff of the high school news- 
paper. The close relationship 
between teachers and students is 
her reason for liking WC. 

Wayne Counsellor, Quinton, 
New Jersey native played base- 
ball (1st base) in high school. 
The Latin Club, Yearbook staff, 
and the Junior Technician Club 
were some of his other activities. 
(Continued on page 4) 

Culture Corner 

By Shelly and Stan 

One of the situations on campus 
which we find extremely nauseating 
is the delightful experience of walk- 
ing into the Snack Bar in the morn- 
ing, (half asleep), ordering a cup 
of coffee, putting it to our lips, 
and finding there is a contest go- 
ing on between us and a Fly as to 
who can drink it faster. 

They're everywhere. They hover 
in the holes of our doughnuts, in 
our mailboxes, and in our "W. C." 
sweatsocks. Just how can we get 
rid of them? We have asked several 
students for remedies and this is the 
best of what we got. 

Rodney the new fellow says, "Burn 
the School!" 

Claude Staunch, our exchange 
student, says, "Feed them Boobers. 
No one could come back for more." 

Fanny Freshman recommends, 
'Tell Student Government." 

Eck Queen says, "I like ttoem." 

Obviously, when minds such as 
these generate, they could rid us of 
any nuisance. 

If nothing else is done, the re- 
moval of the pleasant sight of see- 
ing four feet of sticky, yellow, fly- 
paper, covered with myriads of buzz- 
ing flies hanging over the meats, 
bread, and salad, would cause no 
end of joy. 

Next week, an eye-witness report 
from Hood College. 

Dear Diary, 

The gossip this week is so raunchy that I was forced 
to go off campus to write it. So here I am at the meet- 
ing hall of Club $1.02 in a dark corner, getting good and 
lit so I can see what I'm doing. 

For sake of security and peace of mind, I must use 
initials only. Please forgive the confusion. 

Club news of the week: The Royal Order of the G. U. 
E. met in the men's room of Hodson Hall last week, and 
S. S. was named to succeed to the throne. 

By the way, W. H., did you know that A. T. would 
like to cut your throat? No special reason, she just hates 

Open letter of the week: Dear G. A., I wish you and 
N. G. would please stop necking under the second couch 
to the left in the Passion-Pit; that is where I hold wrest- 
ling practice. (Signed) T. H. of the E. R. E. Society of 
Society of Washington College. 

Expose of the week: Students I. S. and N. O. are 
running a Campus Bootleg Service with a package of 
reefers thrown in as a bonus for every purchase over 

Bet of the week: G. O. and S. S. have an argument 
with I. P. as to who will make the Dean's List in Beach- 
Party 205 come Springtime. The latter claims to have ad- 
vantage due to a snorkel pen for use in his term project 
on Submarine-racing. 

Quote of the week: was when T. H. whispered into 
the ear of his beloved I. S. one morning at breakfast "Kiss 
me, you jerk, or I'll kick your teeth in!" How's that for 
brute strength? 

What two girls with initials W. E. and E. K. were 
caught injecting Vodka into their tooth-paste tubes in 
order to have that "kissing smoooooothe" breath. 

Faux Paux of the week: D. A. came back from a beach 
party Sunday night all smiles. When asked why, he ans- 
wered "She didn't want to be at first, but I finally pinned 
R. N. tonight." 

And last but not least the General Hint of the week 
directed to Miss I. T.: Do you know that a certain bov 
on campus with the full initials of A. L. L. would like to 
sweep you off your feet? With a ten-ton truck loaded with 

bricks — going 220 miles per hour he'd like to 

sweep you off your feet! 

Well diary — I guess I'll try to walk back on the 
campus like nothing ever happened. Strange as it may 
sound, I m still sober as can be, ib cLtiu} :)uo qe;n?,nsa r n si 
"rqtua b uiB9u poasu.j n poMu ndsipo Oh, and another 
thing, diary, if you want to know why the column was so 
fantastic, put all the initials together and see what you 

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A Smart Shop for Women 
and the Junior Miss 


Townshend, Kane 

Hubfcard Bldg., Chestertown 




Next Wednesday, November 10, Baltimore Univ., four-time cham- 
pion of the Mason-Dixon Conference, will invade Chestertown's Kibler 
Field in quest of crown No. 5 There is only one roadblock or barricade 
which is capable of preventing the Bees from copping their most 
coveted goal, and that ONE OBSTACLE is none other than COACH 

During early preseason scrimmages, Coach Atkey thought this 
season to be a rebuilding one, due to the depletion in ranks af All- 
Southern halfback Rod Ware and All-Atlantic linemen Doug Tilley. 
But surprize after surprize filled the heart and mind of our victory- 
conscious coach as he watched from the sidelines the tricky and educated 
footwork of our Maroon and Black squad. Probably the most noticeable 
improvement was in the great development of center halfback MORT 
LENANE, a rugged, intelligent Bel-Air product. Unofficially, Mort 
has held his opposing linemen, usualy the best performer on a soccer 
team, to a mere three goals (including a penalty kick) out of the ten 
goals scored by Washington's opposition. 

Another bright aspect is always the scoring punch, and this de- 
partment comes under the heading of "SPIRIT OF SMOOT", a burly 
blond Glen Burnie center-forward who is detrimental to any goalie 
whenever "Big Rog" is in control of the 16 oz. sphere. I know from 
personal experience how great a pleasure he gets out of putting the 
ball through the net, taking the goalie along with the ball. 

// / were a demolition engineer, I might sum up Washington 
College's chances of beating B. U. by assembling a lisastrous bomb 
or guided missile for use on November 10. For the flanges or wings at 
the tail end, I'd use SAM SPICER and DICK LENT, both capable of 
guiding the bomb to its target, in this case the opposing goal. For 
active ingredients, the much needed internal explosive, I would sprinkle 
the trio of halfbacks, ARNOLD {T.N.T.) STEN, MORT (NITRO) 
LENANE. and REX (DYN AMITE )EN 'DERM AN, three alert heads 
who seldom receive credit or write-ups for providing the timely and 
accurate assists needed for a score. For the gyroscopic device needed 
to balance the attack while in flight or in action, captain AL HANlFEE, 
a senior who has to keep the array of talent in fashionable order, might 
fill the bill. One might consider goalie JOE SUYMANSKI, who has 
contribuetd 139 saves in eight league tests, as the impregnable cover 
or sturly container of this mechanism, a goalie whose job will be to ward 
(Continued on page 4) 


Theta Leads League 
As Foo's Tumble 

Theta Chi's football team be- 
comes the last team in the league 
to remain undefeated as an under 
dog Kappa Alpha squad unleashed 
a powerful aerial attack to hand 
Lambda Chi Alpha, defending 
champions of 1963 their first loss 
in two years. 

Kappa Alpha scored first when 
Don Neutzel took a long pass from 
Q. B. Ronnie Defelice and scooted 
into the end zone for the six 
points. The Poo's came back 
strong at the beginning of the 
second half and knotted the score, 
but miscues and interceptions set 
up two more scores as the K. A.'s 
went on to win. 

Lambda Chi has found it hard 
going in the defense of their 
much-sought after championship. 
Hit hard by the graduation of 
backs Bill Bloomfield, Dick Weller 
and John Minnich and linemen 
Bill Wright, Bob Stahl and 
Howdie Davis , the Foo's have 
acquired underclassmen 
Bob Penkethman, Sam Macera, 
Roy Pippen, Mike Kochek, and 
Al Grjmes as replacements. With 
these experienced players as a 
nucleus, Lambda Chi should be 
expected to have another Cham- 
pionship team in the near future. 

Theta Chi squeezed out a close 
one as they defeated G. I. Hall by 
one touchdown in a hard fought 
defensive battle. With this 
victory, Theta Chi lead by Ron 

Sisk, Ed Silverie, Lou Morris and 
Steve Mastriana, remains the odds 
on favorite to take the league this 
year as the Ox-Men continue to 
roll over their opponents. Fresh- 
man Bruce Beddow has been 
leading the way for the Ox Men 
as he heads the league's scoring 
column with 20 points. Theta's 
last test finds them facing the 

Phi Sigma Kappa joined the 
league for the first time this year 
and seems to be holding its own 
with a 2-2 log. A close victory 
over Somerset Hall (13-1) moved 
the Sig's from sixth place to third. 

Even though it's holding down 
the fourth place slot at present, 
the powerful freshmen team from 
G. I. Hall is making its bid for 
the play-offs and a chance at the 
championship. G. I.'s only loss 
was a close one with Theta Chi. 
Babe Martell, Chic Mills, Curt 
Massey and Bill Money have proved 
to be the mainstay of the freshmen 

Bruce Beddow of T. C. leads 

the scoring with 20 points followed 

closely by Martell, G. I., and 

and Neutzel, K. A., with 19 each. 

W L T Per 

Theta Ohi 4 1.000 

Lambda Chi Alpha 2 1 .666 
Phi Sigma Kappa 2 2 .500 

G. I. Hall 1 1 .500 

Kappa Alpha 1 1 1 .500 

Somerset Hall 1 3 1 .250 

Foxwell Hall 3 .000 1 

- Prospect - 

by Al Albertson 

That handsome, hustling dining 
hall waiter with the heavy black 
beard gets a tip of the lid and a 
pat on the back this week for his 
unusual contributions to the soccer 
team. His name is William Rex 
Lenderman, alias just plain Rex. 
He is a Tennesseean by birth 
(Maryville), but Dundalk, Md, 
qualifies as home now after 13 
years' residence. 

Rex is presently donating his 
talents to the Sho' booters, playing 
right half back with amazing 
results. His two years of high 
school soccer qualify him well 
Other high school sports were 
lacrosse, which he expects to play 
here, and basketball. Rex's hobby 
is sports, naturally, and he looks 
the part of a dedicated athlete, 
on and off the field, with his 150 
pounds spread evenly on a five 
foot-ten inch frame. 

The Lions Club of Dundalk 
awarded Rex a $250 scholarship 
to help him through college, and 
the Optimist Club of that city 
honored him with their "Boy of the 
Year" award during his senior 
year in high school. Rex is 
member of the U.S. Coast Guard 
Reserve and the Young Life Club. 

Rex gave four reasons why he 
likes Washington College. It is 
small, has a friendly student body, 
a helpful faculty, and he can 
participate in intercollegiate 

Aside from sports, Rex 
concentrating on his studies and 
wondering which subject he should 
choose for a major. He will decide 
soon enough, and in the meantime 
we'll be seeing him regularly on 
the athletic field. We extend our 
best wishes for college success and 
the years that follow. If his work 
on the soccer field is an indication 
we know he will go far. 



By Herm Schmidt 

The soccer campaign has passed 
the half-way mark. Everyone, I'm 
sure, is proud of the Sho' team, 
This fall, the members of the soccer 
team have pooled their efforts to 
insure, even at this point, a very 
successful season. Fine spirit and 
consistently fine performances 
have dominated the 1954 campaign. 
This year, the soccer team has 
surprised almost everyone by its 
ability to win more games than the 
1953 squad, which was superior in 
experience and talent. This year's 
team has no All Conference Rod 
Ware's or Doug Tilley's, but it 
does have 11 men working for one 
thing, to win. The team has shown 
it can win, and by winning it can 
improve. Only two positions, goal 
and wing, are occupied by starting 
members of the '53 squad. The 
members of the squad have grown 
to depend upon each other, to work 
together, and cover up each other's 
mistakes. Why has the team won 
so many ball games? Why is it in 
first place in the Mason-Dixon 
Conference and in the running for 
the Middle-Atlantic crown? Sam 
Spicer and Dick, our two alert 
fullbacks, expressed almost similar 
opinions. Sam said, "The team 
really has good spirit. Everybody 
(Continued on page 4) 

Trim Loyola 

by Jim Wright 

After bowing to West Chester 
College in the victor's course, 19 
to 44, last Tuesday, October 26th, 
coach Emerson Smith's cindermen 
thoroughly routed Loyola College 
of Baltimore on Saturday, October 
29, 15 and 48. 

Washington's harriers ran on a 
smooth 3*4 mile course under cool ; 
damp weather that kept the 
runners moving at a fast clip 
especially Lew Buckley, who fin 
ished first in the Loyola meet with 
a time of 18 minutes 12 seconds, 
to capture his third first place 
this season. His other top races 
were against Towson and Del- 
aware. Finishing second, third, 
fourth, and fifth in the meet, 
consecutively, were Ed Bair, 
Bernie Thomas, Ray Henderson 
and Basil Wadkovsky, all repre- 
senting Washington College. 

The West Chester meet offered 
a sharp contrast: In that meet 
Lew Buckley ran second, behind 
West Chester's Jerry Bankert, 
a sophomore with plenty of hustle 
and stamina. Lew's record is 
greatly improved over last season's 
as he gained only one first place 
against Gallaudet College and tied 
once for first with Mickey 
DiMaggio at Loyola in Baltimore. 

C.U. Topples 

by Heckle and Jeckle 

An under-rated Catholic Univer- 
soccer team upset Washington 
College by a score of 3 to in 
torrential rains to give the Catholic 
U. booters their third win in 
Mason-Dixon Conference com- 
petition on the losers' field. The 
cold, soaking wet, raw atmosphere 
reflected the mood around the 
campus as the Maroon and Black 
were handed their first defeat 
and shut-out of the season after 
winning four games and tying two. 

C. U. 's early scoring coincides 
with their showing last year when 
they got off to a 2-0 start in the 
first five minutes. W. C, how- 
ever, came back and won the pre- 
season scrimmage, 5-2. But unlike 
last year's game, this year's 
scoring ended with C. U.'s 
opening bombardment. 

Catholic U.'s right inside Andy 
Xepapas made the first tally when 
his attempt to center the ball 
resulted in an unexpected goal 
after the ball bounced off the head 
of Washington College right full 
back Dick Lent after only one 
minute of play expired in the first 

Center forward Ernie McCaus- 
land, who has tallied eleven goals 
in his last four league starts, 
added another tally twelve minutes 
later with the assistance of left 
outside Jose Alemnar. McCaus- 
land, assisted by Alemnar, scored 
again one minute later on a fast 
break to give Catholic U. its 3 
to lead. 

Catholic U. had beaten Lynch- 
burg the week before and now has 
a 3 won, 2 lost league record. . 
W. C. is 4-1-1 in the league race 
good enough for first place .... 
Goalie Joe Szymanski turned in 
another brilliant performance 
despite the three goals scored 
against him. Making twenty-five 
saves hardly gave him time to 
think about the weather, which 
couldn't have been worse . . . . C. U., 
with all but one of its members 
from South and Central America, 
displayed quite a bit of good foot- 
work for which Latin American 
soccer is noted. . . . There were 
(Continued on page 4) 

League Leaders 
Could Clinch 
2nd Place Today 

by Jerry Yudizky 

Washington College travels to 
Homewood Field, Baltimore, today 
to open a full Saturday program 
of athletics for Johns Hopkins U. 
The Sho' — Blue Jay soccer tilt at 
noon will be followed by a football 
game and cross country meet for 
the Hopkins' fans enjoyment. But 
the Athey-men are stirred up to 
spoil the fun of the Baltimorians 
and make the Jays really blue 
by earning their sixth win of the 

Both teams will have to earn 
every point in what could be a 
battle of outstanding goalies. 
Hopkins will have Dave Hack, who 
made last year's Ail-American 
selection, guarding the net, while 
across the field will be Joe 
Szymanski, W. C.'s strong candi- 
date for Ail-American honors this 
year. The Sho'men also have an 
outstanding scoring punch in the 
personage of big Roger Snioot, 
who has already accumulated 
eleven points to his credit, Smoot 
is making the local fans forget 
their worries about the gap created 
by the graduation of top scorer 
Doug Tilly. 

Hopkins, too, has lost their 
leading point producer of last year, 
All-Amerian Jim Hutchins, who 
scored the winning goal in last 
year's 2-1 victory for the Jays at 
Kibler Field. AH Armand, of 
Istanbul (not Constantinople), 
Turkey, and Joe Hanle have taken 
over as the offensive stars for 
the Baltimoreans. Hopkins, to 
date, has not looked like the power 
they were last year when they won 
the Mason-Dixon title, going un- 
defeated in four conference games. 
They finished the year with an 
overall record of eight wins and 
only one loss. 

The Sho'men will be minus the 
services of Ed Campbell, who 
received a double fracture of his 
arm in the Delaware game. Other- 
wise the team will be in top 
physical condition after a full 
week's rest from collegiate com- 
petition. They will also be in top 
mental condition, realizing that a 
victory will assure W. C. of at 
least second place position in the 
M-D Conference final standings. 
Probable starting line-ups 

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Give Em A 
Break Gang 

by Al Albertson 

Rays of the setting sun glint 
across the pale blue sky, a strong 
breeze blows from the west, and 
soccer balls soar through the air in 
all directions, some of then curving 
gracefully away from the wind. 
We hear the coach's gravelly voice 
through the power megaphone: 
"Keep'em low! You'll never 
get'em in the goal kicking so 
high!" A harsh oath explodes 
from the megaphone as another 
ball goes sailing over the goal. 

Around the upper end of the 
field we see a straggling line of 
(Continued on page 4) 




Shoremen Pluck 
Blue Hens 

by Al Grimes 

Oct. 29— The Sho'men of Wash- 
ington College regained their 
winning ways, after their initial 
loss to Catholic U., when they 
handed the Blue Hens of Dela- 
ware University a 4-2 defeat at 
Newark, Delaware. 

The victory leaves Washington 
College the leading contender for 
both the Mason-Dixon Champion' 
ship (6-1 record) and the Middle 
Atlantic Conference crown in which 
it's undefeated. 

Washington, which scored a 
single marker in each pieriod, 
opened the scoring parade after 
three minutes of action when 
center forward Roger Smoot 
connected with a hard accurate 
boot past Hen goalie Bob Brown. 
The Hen's offensive led by out- 
side right Dan Regester sneaked 
one past Sho' goalie Joe Szymanski, 
who contributed thirteen save in 
the victory, to knot the score 1-1. 
The Blue Hens continued to un- 
leash their offensive attack but 
fine hustle and tricky footwork 
by Sho' defense of half backs Mort 
Lenane, Rex Linderman, Arnold 
Sten, full backs Dick Lent and Sam 
Spicer, prevented further scoring 
as the first quarter ended in a 
1-1 tie. 

Outstanding lineman candidate 
for All - Southern Conference 
laurels, Roger Smoot, again tallied 
to return the lead to the Sho' team, 
a lead they never relinquished as 
the Sho' defense refused to budge. 
After a halftime rest period the 
Sho' eleven regained its wind and 
resumed its effective offense as 
George Santana added the third 
marker to the Sho' total. In the 
final period Smoot showed how 
he got to be the Sho'men's leading 
scorer with eleven goals when he 
rammed in his third goal of the 
contest. With only 20 seconds 
remaining out of the 88 minutes of 
intensive action, Regester again 
sent a hard shot into the victor's 
net guarded by Ralph Laws, sub 
goalie, from about 12 yards out. 


Continued from page 1) 
es at the Hartt School of Music in 

Lorin graduated from the 
Maunes College of Music where he 
was a scholarship student under 
the noted teacher, Diran. Alexan- 
ian. He has played with the 
Buffalo Philharmonic and the San 
Diego Summer Symphony. For 
the past several seasons, he has 
been cello soloist for the Robert 
Shaw "Choral MasterworkB Ser- 
ies" in Carnegie Hall, has made 
recordings under Mr. Shaw's -direc- 
tion and has toured the country 
with the Chorale. Mr. Bernsohn 
was formerly with the Aeolian 
Trio and is a member of the Col- 
legium Musicum of New York, 
along with Miss Otis. 

Claude was raised in Trance 
where he received the beginnings 
of a thorough musical education. 
He returned to this country at 
seventeen where he later studied 
flute with George Laurent of the 
Boston Symphony. He also stu- 
died piano. Mr. Monteux-'s mus- 
ical career was interrupted at the 
outbreak of the war and he served 
four years with the Military In- 
telligence, especially in -dealings 
with the country of France and 
its people. After receiving his 
discharge, he joined the Kansas 
City Philharmonic, the Ballet 
Russe de Monte Carlo, and the 
New York Philharmonic, respect- 
ively. He also toured the coun- 
try with the road company of 
"Peter . Pan." Currently, Mr. 
Monteux conducts the Little Sym- 
phony in Columbus, Ohio. 

These three talented and youth- 

j, ful artists are expected to offer a 

horoughiy enjoyable eoacej-t. 

SPORTS IN SHORTS (Continued from page 3) 

off penetrating objects such as the 9 -inch-diameter pellet from dis- 
rupting the nucleus of the Sho' eleven. For detonators, BARRY BURNS 
and ROLAND LARRIMORE, consistently alert and energized per- 
formers, seem capable of setting off the Sho'men's titantic explosive 
attack. Last but not least I'd throw in ROG SMOOT (who already lias 
eleven goals out of the team's total of twenty.two) as the triumphant 

The control of the missile lies in the hands of Coach Athey and 
the students. Loud cheering from the side-lines will act as a spark 
to send this power into action. Coach Athey, I know, hopes that the 
explosion will take place as the whistle sounds for the initial quarter; 
and recently he has been overheard mumbling a new tune "SHOO- 

As for Baltimore's once-beaten eleven, Coach Col Ermer, pro- 
fessional baseball pilot of the Chattanooga Look-outs of the Southern 
Association, has an array of Baltimore sandlot and scholastic talent 
that lias scored successive wins over Catholic University and Mt. St. 
Mary's before dropping a 1-0 decision to Loyola. 

Pictured on B. U's probable starting lineup are five ex-Patterson 
Park High School athletes, namely Jerry Wise, Andy DiFabbio, Al 
Cosgrove, Jim Amota, and Gene Karwacki, who will be facing Washing- 
ton's "Mut and Jeff" — Burns and Szymanski, also graduates of the 
East Balto. School. 

Things to look for Watch ALL- AMERICAN CAPTAIN HANK 
WOHLFORT, playing his fourth season as a regular, feed his center 
forward "Eel" Malinowski, who in turn will advance the ball to his 
right-inside, Bill Kroh, in a triangle pattern of a passing attack. Watch 
for the play of B. U. 225-lb center halfback Bill Stackarowski, a 
candidate for ALL-AMERICAN honors, against Roger Smoot, 215-lbs. 
of mass. There's bound to be an equilibrium shift of weight somewhere! 
Watch for Gene Karwacki, scrappy goal getter, tangling feet with 
W. C. fullback Dick Lent. Watch for a fast, exciting, wide-open 
display of coordinated head and foot work, of ambipedal skill — both feet 
working equally well. Watch both All-Md. scholastic goalies (Szymanski 
'51 Beck '53)try to get in position to block shot. Keep your ears and 
eyes on the ref's whistle, keep your mouths open, rooting the home team, 
the MAROON AND BLACK, on to Victory. 

(See you at the Game 3:00 P. M.) 

Freshman Confidential 

(Continued from page 3) 

He likes WC because it is small. 

Misty Ingham, of the sophisti- 
cated voice and blonde hair, 
worked in Cape May as a waitress 
this summer. In high school she 
worked on the school paper. She 
says she is crazy about Washing- 
tn College. 

Bill Collins, from Federalisburg, 
Maryland played basketball and 
soccer in high school. But he 
doesn't think he'll go out for them 
here because he wants time to 
study. He was also in the Glee 
Club and Student Council. The 
smallness and friendliness of WC 
gets him too. 

Be back again in two weeks 
with another low down on the 


Continued from page 1) 
ber 12. 

The local queen will be crowned 
by Mrs. George Stanton, last year's 
Sweetheart, and will be entered in 
the national KA contest. 
Music for the dance is to be 
provided by Paul Fredericks' 
orchestra which played for the 
Inter- Sorority dance. Admission 
is $1.00 per person Pete Long is in 
charge of arrangements. 


(Continued from page 3) 

len in shorts and thin shirts 
jping along, arms swinging 
oosely. They follow the cindei 
rack around the field and up tt 
he bleachers. The coach, standing 
.vith his back to them, calls out 
the time on a stop watch as each 
runner passes. They go on past 
the coach; they have run the 
course and must walk around for 
a few minutes to get cooled off. 
What's this? More runners 
coming in? Well, some of them 
had to slow down during that last 
mile; maybe a shoelace broke. 
But anybody can run three miles 
without stopping. Try it sometime 
just for fun. 

Over there in the shadows nea 
he railroad we see two groups o 
oen. Each man has a lacross 
tick, and as his turn comes up 
he races toward the coach. When 
they are about 20 yard apart, the 
jach flicks his stick and a litt* 
^hite ball flashes across the opei 
oace like lightning fro a thunder 
:loud. If he can, the interceptor 
snares the ball in the net of his 
stick and charges on toward the 
goal. But here he has to contend 
with a man from the second group 
who also has a stick. They run 
madly up and down in front of 
the goal — one trying to score, the 
other trying to prevent it. Finally 
the man with the ball twists his 
stick, his opponent swings his, 
and the ball rolls harmlessly off 
to one side. 

All of those balls don't miss the 
goal; and those runners must trot 
that three miles every day and 
keep going to the finish line. Our 
boys work hard to perfect their 
teams. Soccer and lacrosse are 
two of the fastest games you'll 
see. It takes endless practice to 
put a soccer ball in the right 
place; and tearing toward a goal 
with a ball and lacrosse stick is 
about as easy as charging a Notre 
Dame line with a handful of gold 
dust — anything can happen. On 
the practice field we see how 
Saturday's heroes are made; we 
see the difference between med- 
iocrity and excellence. 

The honors which accrue to Alma 
Mater are shared by all who have 
contact with her. When she gives 
us an education, we owe her a 
debt that can he paid only with 
loyal support. 

The boys on the athletic field 
are paying more than their share 


Continued from page 1) 
with letters in lacrosse and soc- 
cer, and feature editor of the 

Next to be tapped was C. Mer- 
vin Burbage, Jr., who is president 
of the Canterbury Club, a member 
of Sigma Sigma Omicron (honor- 
ary fraternity for outstanding 
scholarship), of the Mount Ver- 
non Literary Society, and of the 
Young Democratic Club. "Pete" 
is a former vice-president of Phi 
Sigma Kappa, has had major roles 
in five plays on cahipus, and has 
been a member of the Choir for 
four years. 

John D. Howard was tapped, 
recognizing his leadership as cir- 
culation manager of the Elm, 
sports editor of the Pegasus, and 
treasurer of Theta Chi. A Var- 
sity Club member, too, "Hezzy" 
holds letters in soccer and la- 
crosse, and was given honorable 
mention on the All-American 
team of the latter sport last year. 

George Hanst, who also had the 
ribbons of the honorary fraternity 
pinned on him, is president of Phi 
Sigma Kappa. He is a represent- 
ative to the Inter-Fraternity 
Council, the news editor of the 
Elm, and a Varsity Club member, 
having earned his letters in ten- 

Tapped as an honorary member 
was Dean Makosky, whose promin- 
ence in his field of education cer- 
tainly demonstrates the attributes 
of leadership which Omicron Del- 
ta Kappa recognizes and fosters. 

of the debt. In addition to his 
sacrifices — study time, smoking 
and drinking, social life — the 
athlete risks his health. Every 
sport holds an element of physical 
risk. A poet, Lord Tennyson, in 
YOUNG, left some lines that con- 
tain a thought for the athlete. 
They are included here to remind 
all of us that the athletic cloud has 
more than a silver lining: 
"Smart lad, to slip betimes away 

From fields where glory does 

not stay; 
And early through the laurel grows, 

It withers quicker than the rose." 
See you at the game, huh? 

Anthony's Flowers 

Call Us For Flowers For 

All Occasions 



(Continued from page 3) 

almost more spectators watching 
under the protection of car roofs 
than there sitting in the stands 

on a clear, mild day 

The following is quoted from 
last year's Elm: "Predictions for 
things to come: with further con- 
ditioning, C. U. will prove a hard 
team to beat" . . . who was the 

Prophet, Joe? This year's 

reporter has no comment nor 
prediction of things to come. . . . 

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works for the team, not for 
themselves. They always do their 
best." Dick drew a comparison 
^with the '53 squad. "This year's 
team works together better than 
last year's eleven. There are no 
petty differences nor is there any 
glory seeking on our team." Both 
Dick and Sam speak as members 
of the squad, not as athletes who 
are seeking personal glory. They 
work as they would at a job, readily 
and eagerly accepting the re- 
sponsiblity of their positions. The 
Washington College soccer team 
knows how it feels to be on top. 
They want to stay there. 

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VOL. XXIII, NO. jfk 



Tom Elmore Is Elected Freshman Prexy 

Politics Group 
To Meet Here 

The annual session of the Non- 
partisan Political School, conduct- 
ed by the Young Democrats and 
Young- Republicans of Maryland, 
will be held at W. C. on Satur- 
day, December 4. This lesson in 
the art of practical politics is an 
annual affair and was held last 
year at St. John's College in An- 
napolis. Credit for bringing it to 
the campus goes to the Depart- 
ment of History and Political 

This school session is being 
publicized all over the Shore, and 
local arrangements are in the 
hands of the W. C. Young Repub- 
licans and Young Democrats, 
working in conjunction with the 
Department of History and Politi- 
cal Science. 

McKeldin To Speak 

The program will follow the 
procedure of past meetings. Fol- 
lowing a welcome from Washing- 
ton College officials, Gov. MeKel- 
din will deliver a keynote address, 
and then there will be talks and 
discussion led by Joseph Tydings 
and Glenn Beall, Jr., presidents of 
the Young Democrats and Young 
Republicans of Maryland, respect- 
ively. After that, two members 
of the Maryland General Assem- 
bly will lead panel discussions. 
Expect Large Crowd 

Following lunch, the explana- 
tion and discussion of the three 
branches of Maryland's govern- 
ment will take place in three brief 
sessions to be presided over by the 
Governor's Executive Secretary, 
the Chief Judge of Maryland's 
Court of Appeals, and the newly 
elected Attorney General of the 

Students, educators, and people 
interested in government from all 
over the Shore are expected to at- 
tend. This is one of the finest op- 
portunities Washington College 
students will ever have to see, 
meet, and talk with their state of- 
ficials, say planners of the affair. 

Details of time schedules and 
meeting places will be posted 
when arrangements are complete. 

Sadie Hawkins Rules the Campus 

K.A.'s Crown 
Joan Vanik 
Dance Queen 

Kappa Alpha fraternity crown- 
ed Joan Vanik as Sweetheart of 
1954 at the annual dance on Nov- 
ember 12. Escorted to the center 
of the floor by No. 1 George 
Stanton and crowned by last year's 
queen, Barbara Stanton, Joan re- 
ceived a special gift and some 
long-stem red roses while the 
fraternity members serenaded her. 

Firelight glowing on the KA 
bannex-s and rousing choruses of 
"Dixie" by Paul Fredericks' band 
created a festive atmosphere at 
the American Legion home, scene 
of the dance. The KA's wore red 
rose buds in the lapels. 

Stunt Night 

Rod Smith, president of the 
senior class, has announced that 
Mr. Jack Henry will act as Master 
of Ceremonies for the annual 
Stunt Night. 

.Mr. Henry is well known on 
campus by virtue of his freshman 
history courses, though Stunt 
Night will be the first opportunity 
many of the students have had to 
share his delightful sense of 

Some of .the acts submitted to 
the senior- class to be placed on 
the program are Sue Samuels, 
Hula Dance; Zeta Tau Tlpha, Indi- 
viduality; Kappa Alpha, An After- 
noon of a Daisy; Lambda Chi Al- 
pha, This Was Your Life; Cheery 
Sisters, Long, Gallo, Macera, 
Pickett; Alpha Omicron Pi, The 
Dance of the Painted Dolls. 

Many more acts will be added. 
The evening promises to be its 
usual howling success. 


Jack Hunter, a student of Wash- 
ington College, has been selected 
to represent the college juniors of 
the state of Maryland at a con- 
vention on December first through 
the third. 

The occasion is the 59th Annual 
Congress of American Industry to 
be held this year in New York City 
at the Waldorf-Astoria. Approx- 
imately 4,000 industrialists, mem- 
bers of the National Association 
of Manufacturers, convene each 
year to exchange ideas and listen 
to lectures by leading American 
citizens. The motto of this organi- 
zation is : "Building a Better 
America" which coincides with its 
aim of cooperation in the industrial 
and educational fields. The 
luncheon speaker this year will be 
Ralph J. Cordiner, President, of the 

General Electric Company. 

The award is considered quite 
(Continued on page 4) 

Li'l Abner, being dragged by 
Daisy Mae, will arive in style at 
the annual Sadie Hawkins Dance 
to be held tonight, in Hodson Hall 
from 8 to 12 p.m. Admission is 
$1 and is paid by the feminine sex. 

The traditional Dogpatch theme 
will be carried out in decorations 
of corn shocks, hay stacks, and 
other farm scenery. Cider, hot- 
dogs, and popcorn are to be served 
as refreshments. Marryin' Sami 
a member of the faculty, will join 
the best-costumed couple in holy 
wedlock. There will also be a 
contest to decide the best corsage 
from those which the girls make 
and present to the boys. Music is 
to be furnished by records, and 
several novelty dances are planned 
for the evening. 

Sponsored by the senior class, 
the dance is being arranged by 
Jack Dail. His committee is com- 
posed of Dave Dougherty, Wanita 
MacMullen, Joan Vanik, B. C. 
Jones, Barbara Townsend, Ted 
Ichniowski, Ramona Willey, and 
John Parker. 

Sandison Tells 
Of Research 
On Poet Gorges 

Relating some of her adventures 
in the field of research, Dr. Helen 
Sandison, Visiting Professor of 
English, told the Mt. Vernon 
Literary Society this week how the 
investigation of a marginal note 
in a textbook had involved her in 
years of work and made her an 
expert on a little known 
Elizabethan poet, Sir Arthur 

While reading" Spenser in her 
school days, Dr. Sandison found 
mention of Gorges and wrote on 
the page a reminder to check on 
him. Years later as she traveled 
to England to work on another 
project, she read the note and 
determined to follow it up. She 
became engrossed in the subject 
and looked everywhere for infor- 

Discovery in 1940 of Gorges' 
poems, presumably lost, opened a 
whole new field to her, and the 
British Museum allowed her to 
edit the poems. Dr. Sandison's 
efforts resulted in the publication 
of his poems last year. 

Field Trip 
To DuPont's 
Is Planned 

The Society of Sciences of 
Washington College will make a 
field trip to Dupont's Experimental 
Station, Wilmington, Delaware, on 
Friday, December third. The trip 
will include a tour in the morning, 
lunch, and then another tour which 
will last until 3 P. M. This trip 
is geared to the interests of stu- 
dents in Chemistry, Physics and 

Shows Blood TyJ>e 

At a recent meeting of the 
Society of Sciences, Mr. William 
Russell, lab technician at Kent 
County Hospital, gave a lecture 
about the "History of Blood and 
the Rh Factor," and also held 
demonstrations showing the dif- 
erent blood types. Mr. Russell will 
make another appearance for the 
Society at the annual exhibit and 
do blood typing for those who wish 
to have this done. 

New Delegates 
Speak To Y.D.C 
On Campaign 

Three newly-elected members to 
the Maryland House of Delegates 
addressed the local Young Dem- 
ocrats on Tuesday, November 9, in 
Reid Hall. These young Harford 
Countians, Thomas J. Hatem, Dale 
Hess, and Charles Moore, spoke to 
the group about the procedure they 
used in campaigning, about their 
experiences in such, and about their 
coming duties as delegates to the 
legislature. Then a discussion pe- 
riod was held, during which the 
college students questioned the new 
delegates. The program was very 
well received by the audience. 

Present officers of the Young 
Democratic Club are: Bob Boyd, 
president; Walt Baker, first vice 
president ; Rose Mary Hatem, 
second vice-president; Pat Ed- 
wards, Secretary; and Howard 
Smith, treasurer. 

Brackett VP; 



Tom Elmore defeated Fellow 
Baltimorean Pete Riecks for the 
Freshman class presidency in the 
general election on November 11. 
In the only other contest Kakie 
Brackett won over Jean Dmitrik to 
become vice-president. Betty 
Warren and Sandy Wallin, the 
new secretary and treasurer, re- 
spectively, were unopposed. 

The elections were supervised 
by the Student Council, which re- 
solved that write-in votes would 
be disallowed and that petitions 
would be the prescribed method of 
nomination. Primary runoffs were 
held th" day before the general 

Archivist Relates 
Records History 

Members of the Kent County 
Historical Society and various col- 
lege history classes last Wednes- 
day heard Dr. Moitis Randolph, 
Archivist of Maryland, give an ac- 
count of the troubles Maryland 
has had in preserving her records 
of land claims, court proceedings, 
Assembly laws, and the like. 

As Archivist of Maryland, Dr. 
Randolph is Director of the Hal! 
of Records. He is also president 
of the National Society of Archi- 

Problems of the Maryland rec- 
ords, plagued by fire, lack of stor- 
age, legislatures which talked 
about the records but did nothing, 
and stubborn county officials who 
refused to turn over their records, 
finally were cleared away in the 
1930's when the legislature pro- 
vided for the housing, preserva- 
tion, publication, and collection of 
all records. 

Draft Tests Set 

Major General Lewis B. Her- 
shey, Director of Selective Ser- 
vice, reminded college students 
that the deadline for submitting 
applications for the December 9th 
Selective Service College Qualifi- 
cation Test is midnight Tuesday, 
November 23, and that applica- 
tions postmarked after that time 
cannot be considered. 

Play Reviewer Commends Actors, Director, Stage Crews 

by Dr. Helen E. Sandison 

Congratulations are in order for 
cast, director, and crews of BELL, 
van Druten.Which was introduced to 
the audience on November 6 and 6 
by an attractively designed pro- 
gram, and presented by the Wash- 
ington Players. The date neatly 
fitted this play with its witches 
recalling Hallowe'en just passed, 
and with its greens and reds for 
Christmas soon to come. The 
piece was well chosen, too, for a 

group of young non-professionals, 
being within their powers, as they 
amply proved, and being amusing, 
absorbing, and significant in the 
bright tempo of its dialogue, if 
less so in its basic fabric. 
Praises Vanik 
First honors in acting go to 
Joan Vanik — no "mail-order sor- 
ceress" or actress, she, but one 
really gifted in her command of 
the stage as well as of her 
familiars. She "pulled the major 

operations" of the play, just as 
those of her witch-world, being 
almost continuously on the stage 
for all five scenes, and steadily in 
control. Hers was the poise and 
firmness of a veteran; she knew 
the value of repose, of the gesture 
or attitude quietly held; she ap- 
peared quite free of the self-con- 
sciousness common to student 
actors when called upon for love 
scenes. Voice and delivery were 
clear and effective. Her authority 

over Pyewacket was masterly. 
Cites Telephone Scene 
Able cooperation came from 
Henry Riecks, who acted with 
undertanding and forth rightness. 
His parley at the 'phone with Miss 
Kittredge was a high moment. 
Pyewacket is rumored to have 
divulged in his secret sign-lan- 
guage that both of these principals 
were making their "first appear- 
ance on any stage." We rely 
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Washington College Chestertown, Maryland 

Established 1782 

Member of the 
Associated Collegiate Press 

Editor-in Chief RAMONA Willey 


Feature Editor Wayne GrUEN 

Sporte Editor _---_.- Joe Szymanski 

Managing Editor JANET Parks 

Business Manager Jerry LaMBDIN 

Photographer - - JOE Keller 

Circulation Manager .-...- Hessy Howard 

News Staff — Joan Vanik, Martha Ann Kohout, Barbara Townsend, 

Emily Dryden, Laurel Gunby, Bob Pickett, Ralph Usilton. 

Kaikie Bracken. 
Feature Staff — Carol Knisely, Stan Goldstien, Shally Bader, Ed. 

Cumor, Anna Lucy Allspach. 
Sports Staff — Jerry Yudisky, Jim Wright, Sam Masera, Stan 

Hoffman, Al Albertson, Al Grimes. 
Typists — B. CJones, Pat Anderson, Janet Middleton. 

Editorially Speaking 

The following article came to the Editor's desk 
anonymously. It is not the policy of the Elm to print unsigned 
opinionated articles. An exception was made in this case 
because the views expressed are not peculiar to a single 
individual, they are the same views held by most members 
of Greek letter organizations. This is the first time they 
have offered for publication. Since the situation affects a 
sizeable portion of the student enrollment, the Elm feels the 
article well worth publication. 


Many students on campus who have heard others, re- 
turning to school after a tour of service, talking about the 
glories of the different fraternities in days long gone, probably 
often wonder about the future of fraternites here at Washing- 
ton College. If they looked closely at the present activities 
of the fraternities and in the directiion they are moving, a 
rather dim, if undesired conclusion would be drawn. The 
fraternities' days are numbered. This is obvious because the 
gradual process of moving the fraternities out of the houses 
and into dormitory cellars, whether calculated or not, will 
eventually bring about the end. 

Of course, the fraternities may be allowed to move off 
campus, but they must get money to pay for a house. This 
would mean that the approximate fpur hundred and fifty 
dollars a year each fraternity man now pays the school for 
room and board could be paid to the fraternity for room, 
board, and upkeep on its own house. A large number of 
men could muster a sizable payment for the house. What 
a change it would be from the miserable circumstances under 
which they now exist. It is just an idea. . . and no such 
dreamy ideas as this could overcome such practical dif- 
ficulties as loans, fuel, electricity, house furniture, per- 
mission, etc. '. 

No matter what the idea, it will be hard work to get 
the fraternities off-campus. Still it is a question of sink or 
swim. Find refuge off campus or do not exist at all. And 
is there any doubt that staying on campus will be the end of 
fraternities? Who is going to stick his hand into the family 
sock for those beloved dollars every month to pay for a few 
Greek letters, when he knows that on other campuses those 
letters mean a fine house, good meals, and strong fraternity 

There are many resons for keeping fraternities at W. C. 
Since this is supposed to be a growing and progressive school, 
fraternity houses would provide an outlet on the pressure of 
the business office, each year, to find rooms for students. 
They could provide meals far above the present level. They 
could provide a better social life and infuse a vital injection 
of school spirit that at present is too obviously lacking. 
Fraternities can be a large asset to W. C. but they have to get 
out of the liability column first! 

on a Senior 

by Carol Kniseley 

One of the most active senior 
girls on compus this year is June 
Walls. Her varied interests in 
the social affairs, sports, music 
science, and playing bridge keeps 
her quite active in all phases of 
college life. June not only partic- 
ipates, but is a leader in the 
activities in which she takes part, 


by Head and Midge 


True to our promise of last week, we took a trip to Frederick 
Md., and now for the first time on the Washington College 
campus, an especial expose of Hood CoCUege. 
For some time your writers have wondered what goes on 
behind the wall of the girls' college. 


Our first stop was the very con- 
tinental French House, where 
every thing is done the French 
way; (need we say more). 
After a delightful lunch in the 
French House, (Truffles and 
Champagne) , we endeavored to 
reach the Snack Bar for intimate 
type interviews. Along the way 
we had to fight our way through 
200, grasping females; (who could 
b« ugly with a ratio of 233 to 1?). 
Eventually we reached it, the 
promised land. Instead of fashions 

from Dior and Carnegie to greet 

us; we were met by well filled 

sweaters and well shaved legs in 

thigh-high bermudas. Subduing 

pleasure to duty, we proceded to 


Question-(to the Snack Bar)-Who 

are we? 
Answer- Apollo? Clark Gable? 

Gregory Peck? Liberace? Roy 

Qes. - (to the Snack Bar)-What 

do we seek? 
(Continued on page 4) 

like the Canterbury Club, Young 
Republican Club, and F.T.A. Some 
of her more important respons- 
ibilites come with being vice presi- 
dent of the Society of Sciences, 
Treasurer of Panhellenic Council, 
iand mst significant of all, presi- 
dent of Alpha Chi Sorority. She 
is often seen whizzing off for a 
good time in her '51 Ford which 
is filled with sorority sisters. 
Because she likes its smallness and 
its informal atmosphere June 
transfered to W.C. in her sopho- 
more year from St. Lawerence 
College in Canton, New York. Her 
hometown is Hasbrouck Heights, 
New Jersey. A large part of 
June's last three years have been 
spent in the lab, as she is majoring 
in biology and minoring in related 
subjects. After graduation, June's 
only immedate plan is to teach 
school; however, we know that June 
has all the personality and ability 
to make any future plans come true 
and we wish her success and 
happiness in them. 

Fraternity Man 

Here's how to tell a good frater- 
nity man: 
Tailor-made clothes and a pipe in 

his hand. 
He has that haughty air; Attitude: 

I don't care, 
Gee, but he's debonair. Oh, you 

frat man! 
To polish the apple is his favorite 

That's how he gets his grades 

Daddy thinks it's funny, how he 

spends his money, 
For he's a fraternity, talk about 

He's a fraternity man! 
Oh, yeah? 
Well — 

Here's how to tell a good frater- 
nity man, 
White buckskin shoes and a beer 

in his hand. 
Never a date on time, always the 

same old line, 
Always a parking fine. Oh, you 

frat man ! 
He knows just how to bum your 
And blow those rings of smoke 

last cigarette, 

smoke - smoke - smoke. 
Gets his pin on Sunday; ,out again 

on Monday, 
'Cause he's a fraternity, talk about 

He's a fraternity man! 

From "Playboy" 

Culture Corner 

By Shelly and Stan 

About 20 students from here 
attended the lecture of Arnold 
Toynbee, famed British historian, 
at Johns Hopkins on November 8. 

Presenting this week: 
This week's question chosen from 
the host of entries from the 
student body is: 
What wouuld you do if it rained? 

Ed S. (Junior)— Well, that is, 
by and large, depending upon 
statistics using the mean total 
gross annual rainfall precipitation 
count and various statistical and 
geological phenomna I'd say true. 

Ed C. (Junior)— W-W-W Well 
naturally having insights I-I-I- 
would think it's the greatest thing 
I ever heard. 

Barbara J. (Senior)— Well it 
would be slippery and I would 
probably fall down the stairs of 
Middle Hall. 

Thomas B. (Senior) — I would 
call Sue and ask her if it would 
be okay to stay home and study. 

Allan S. (Junior) — .This would 

cause the wood on the new table 
I'm building to warp, so I would 
have to postpone operations. 

John H. (Junior) — It would be 
much too insignificant to bother 
with, so ask Ann, 

RoyM. (Senior) — First I'd wake 
up Ike and tell him to find another 

Roger S. (Junior) — I'd probably 
be very grumpy all day. 

Robert M. (Junior) — Well when 
I was on an Admiral's launch in 
the Pacific we saw some real 
heavy rain. . . 

John P. (Senior)— I would call 
Steynen, collect of course, and then 
we could all go to Smyrna to a 

Fanny Freshman says — I would 
report it to the Student Govern- 

// we in any way have hurt 

any feelings by these answers 

b'':evc us. 


Dirty Ernie's Diary 

Dear Diary, 

This week, Buster, I am writing this particular entry 
under a card table in Middle Hall. And let me say IT'S 

GREAT! Especially because the table is, in reality, 

made up of four girls' laps. 

Now to what gossip there is 

The flash of the week of course is: Roger "it's about 
time" Smoot pinned Polly "just call me Florence Nightingale" 

Taylor. It's certainly has changed old 3-G I even 

saw him smile between grumbles the other day. 

Sports item of the week: - The Theta Chi's edged out the 
K.A's in two games for the Championship of the Slug-Football 

League like the edge of Mt. Everest 33-16 

and 15-0. 

Speaking of this mild and gentle game, I understand one 
other fraternity on campus is going to play Alpha Chi, A.O. II. 
and Zeta next year instead of their fellow Greek organizations. 

New couples upon the campus: Looks like Roy "I was last 
years president" MacDonald is on the list of lovers again. 
Kakie has disbanded her fan club of Bobs and has written a 
letter of thanks to Mr. Sandman. 

And while wer'e on new couples, there is the old story 

every year about Adam and Eve well this time it's 

a new virsion called Aldo and Eve. 

And now my memory takes me back to the past few 
nights.when I have been following Wayne back from Reid 
Hall. However I forget all about him as I approach the 
Middle Hall steps. Because there, diary, among the regular 
lineup, can be seen some new athletes. In the center-spot 
is Miss Sue Samuels, and executing passes from the quarter 
back position is Jack Hunter, who is a candidate for "the play 
of the year" award. Playing tackle for the Middle Hall 
Maulers is Lynn Robins, President-elect of the Tank Club of 
Washington College. And right next to her, on the end 
position is Jerry Lambdin, just recently brought up from 
second string. 

Best wishes for a speedy recovery to sixty minute man 
Jack Dail who will be out of the game for awhile recovering 
from an appendectomy. 

Couching out award of the week goes to: (will everyone 
please imagine a fanfare) - The study twins - Tom Bounds 
and friend! 

Oh! Well today is W. C's Sadie Hawkins Day, 

so to all co-eds I quote from a guy maned Balthasar in 
Shakespeare's "Much Ado Abaut Nothink": "Sigh no more, 
ladies, sigh no more!" or as somebody else once said "Gather 
ye rasebuds while ye may" you - all! 


High Street 

Chestertown, Maryland 


A Smart Shop for Women 
and the Junior Miss 




W.C. Close Soccer Season With Shutout Over Drexel 

Campbell Boot 
Decides Last 


by Jerry Yudizky 

"I've worked with a lot of nice boys, and he's as nice a boy as any 
I've ever worked with. You couldn't ask for a nicer boy." Those are 
the words of cross-country coach Emerson Smith and the subject of 
his remarks is Mr. Lewis Ernest Buckley, of Amenia, New York. Mr. 
Buckley is better known around the campus as Lew Buckley, cross 
country runner extraordinaire. 

Nation-wide football and local soccer news has overshadowed the 
athletic feats ot the Maroon and Black harriers, and Mr. Buckley in 
particular. Until the beginning of the hill and dale season two years 
ago, Lew had never trod a three mile course. In the ensuing years this 
"green newcomer" has developed into one of the best runners in the 
Sho's history. Coming in first in six of the seven meets in which W. C. 
has engaged this year, and second in the other starts, upholds this 
opinion. His best achievement was setting a new course record this 
year when he ran the 3.2 mile course and won, against Hopkins in 14.58. 
Last year he set a new record at West Chester, but finished second. 
His performances so far this year promise a better showing in the 
Mason-Dixon Championship run today than the seventh spot in which 
he finished last year. 

W.C. will miss Lew when he graduates next June. Besides being 
an asset to Coach Smith and the cross country squad, he is also a 
credit to the school in general, where he is excelling in his studies as 
a math major. A familiar sight this year has been seeing Lew, 
proudly wearing his Theta Chi jacket, "greeting" the diners at Hodson, 
in his capacity as dining hall manager. 

Anyone who knows Lew also knows how correct Coach Smith is 
in his appraisal of the turf and cinder star. It is young men like 
Mr. Buckley who, fifty years later, return to their Alma-Mater to 
relate a few anecdotes of the great success that they have achieved 
in the world after college. 


Theta Chi Is Undefeated 
To Capture League Title 

by "Spook" Jacobs 

Paced by the aerial wizardry of 
quarterback Ron Sisk, former 
.quarterback of Allegany High, 
and the timely pass completions 
by ends Lou Borbely, Steve 
Mastrianna, Jack Bergen, Ed 
Silverie, Ebe Joseph, and Ralph 
Lawfs, Theta. Chi remained Che 
only undefeated squad to travel 
through the 1954 Intramural 
season. Strong competition by 
Kappa Alpha and Lambda Chi 
pressed the champions. 

Lambda Chi, 1 953 titilists, had 
their hopes crushed when underdog 
Kappa Alpha, spearheaded by the 
outstanding performances of Ron 
Defilice, Stu Young, and Don 
Neutzel, turned the tables with 
their split-T offense on Somerset 
Field, Lambda had opened the 
season with successive victories 
over Poxwell and Somerset, as 
did the iix-men. 

Ox-center Lew Morris, along 
with the explosive charging and 
blocking power of Bob Sullivan, 
Shelly Bader, Bud Kelling, Ed 
Cumor, and Bruce Beddow, enabled 
the champs to continue their 
winning ways by trouncing Kappa 
Alpha in the playoff 33 to 12 and 
15 to 0. A great deal of 
appreciation is extended to Athletic 
Director Ed Athey, Commissioner 
George Stanton, and the coaches of 
the respective teams for their fine 
cooperation and spii'it shown in 
this competitive season. An all- 
star squad will be chosen in the 
next issue of The Elm. 

Final League Standings 

Won Lost Tied 
Theta Chi 6 

Kappa Alpha 5 10 

Lambda Chi 3 3 

Phi Sig 3 3 

Somerset 15 

Foxwell 15 

G. I. Hall 15 

Bees Sting 
Sho' Booters 

by Jerry Yudizky 

Washington College soccer team 
lost what possible chances it might 
have had to capture first place 
in the Mason-Dixon Conference 
when it was shut out on November 
10 by Baltimore U. 1 - on Kibler 
Field. It was as tightly fought a 
battle as could be seen, and for 
more than three periods it looked 
like it would end in a scoreless 

Both teams realized that the 
victor would clinch second place 
and would have an inside track 
to the title, and this inspiration 
brought the quality of the play 
(Continued on page 4) 

Buckley Sets 
Course Marks 

Lew Buckley, Washington Col- 
lege's number one cross country 
runner has taken to writing books 
that is, rewriting record books. 
In the last two outings, the shore 
harrier set two new course records 
in succession, both in a losing 
effort. This marked the fourth and 
fifth time this season that the 
Amenia, N.Y. athlete has been the 
first to break the tape in six meets. 

On November 9, the Maroon and 
Black squad traveled to Catholic 
University and were beaten 20-41. 
Buckley ran the 3 mile course in 
16.08 beating Braden Boyle who 
clocked in at 16:45 by 27 seconds 
and thus establishing a new C. U. 
(Continued on page 4) ' 

Booters End 
Season With 
6-3-2 Record 

by Al Albertson 

Washington College's soccer team 
won last Saturday against Drexel 
Tech, 1 to 0, to round out the 
season with 6 wins, 3 losses, and 
2 ties. 

Two league titles, the Mason- 
Dixon and Middle Atlantic Con- 
ferences, passed under the Sho'- 
men's nimble feej, with the Middle 
Atlantic title still in doubt, de- 
pending on the outcome of the 
Johns Hopkins vs. Western Mary- 
land clash today in Westminster 
Should Hopkins tie or defeat the 
Terrors, a four-way tie with the 
Sho'men for the title will result, 
Coach Athey's 1954 team started 
out with a 3 to 1 victory over 
Towson State Teachers ColTege. 
That was the initial game of a 
spectacular winning streak that 
included two ties and put the Sho'- 
men, in first place in the M-D 
Conference. To get there, they 
beat Towson, Roanoke, Lynchburg, 
upset Western Maryland in a. 
shutout, and tied Loyola and 

In cold, driving rains the shining 
record of the Sho'men fell into the 
mud. They took their first defeat 
from a predominantly Latin Amer- 
ican Catholic U. squad. Catholic 
U. scored three goals, all in the 
first 14 minutes of the first quarter. 
Two days later and still smarting 
from .the sting of defeat, the 
Maroon and Black trekked to 
Delaware University and plucked 
a revengeful 4 to 2 win from the 
Blue Hens. 

But the next game, against 
Johns Hopkins, became the second 
defeat for the Sho'men, even 
though they still retained first 
place in the M-D Conference. 

November 10th was another dark 
day for the Maroon and Black. 
The Bees from Baltimore Univer- 
sity eked out a 1 to victory on 
a direct penalty kick that very 
nearly missed the goal. That was 
the crucial game of the season, for 
the Sho'men surrendered the first 
place in the M-D Conference to 
Baltimore U. 

Every team in every sport has 
some members who distinguish 
themselves. This year the distinc- 
tion for the Sho' squad goes to 
all hands. But goals scored is the 
determining factor. Center for- 
ward Roger Smoot accounted for 
11 goals; George Santana, 4; Barry 
Barns, 3; John Kruse, 2; and 
Bucky Larrimore, Herman 
Schmidt, Hezzie Howard, and 
Eddie Campbell, 1 each. Pre- 
venting an opponent from scoring 
is also vitally important, so goalie 
Joe Szymanski takes credit for 
193 saves in 11 league outings. 
The team scored 24 goals and 
conceded only 14 to the opposition. 


Caplian Lou Buckley won his 
sixth in seven league outings 
last Wednesday as Wash. Coll. "5 
harriers defeated Gallandet on 
the loser'st urf. 

Cross Country 
Is Held Today 

The 13th Annual Mason-Dixon 
Conference crosscountry champion- 
ship will be held at Galludet Col- 
lege today starting at 2 P. M. with 
Johns Hopkins University in the 
role of defending champions. It is 
expected that twelve member 
schools will compete for team and 
individual honors including our 
own Washington College. 

Last fall Johns Hopkins took the 
honors in both departments, 
capturing the team honors with the 
low score of 81 points and also 
taking the individual laurels with 
Don Manger crossing the finish 
line first for the third straight 
year. Manger covered the rough 
3.1 mile course in 15:55.2 besting 
teammate Robin De La Barre, 
who checked in at 16:042, by 49 

In team 'scoring, Washington 
placed fourth behind Johns Hop- 
kins, Bfidgewater.and Roanoke 
with a team score of 88 points, 
Lew Buckley's fine running kept 
the locals in the fight. 

This year all eyes will; be 
Buckley, The slim, wiry senior, 
who has lived in The shadow of 
W. C.'s great Mickey DiMaggio 
for the past two years has finally 
blossomed into his own. This sea- 
son the shore harrier has taken 
five out of six firsts in meets 
besides establishing two new 
course records, one at Catholic U. 
and the other here on our own 
course. In the meet today 
Buckley will be the man to beat. 

However, teammates Ed Bair, 
Bernie ' Thomas, Littrenta and 
Henderson will have to support Lew 
all the way if the Sho'men expect 
to come home with the cup. 

Mason-Dixon Conference 

League Standings, 


13. 1954 

Team W 




W. Maryland . . 3 


26 1/4 

Baltimore U. . . 4 



26 1/4 

Catholic U 5 


25 5/7 



24 9/14 

Washington Col. 4 



23 7/16 

Loyola 3 



22 1/2 

Johns Hopkins 1 



22 1/2 

Roanoke 1 



Mt. St. Mary's 1 


17 1/2 

Lynchburg .... 



Middle Atlantic Conference 

League Standings, Nov. 13, 1954 

Team W L T R 

W. Maryland 3 1 

Washington Col 3 1 1 

Drexel Tech 3 1 1 

Bucknell 3 1 1 

F. & M 2 2 1 

Delaware 1 4 

Johns Hopkins .... 2 2 
Gettysburg 5 

Soccer Battle 

by Al Albertson 

Outside right Eddie Campbell 
scored the lone tally in the 3rd 
quarter of a hard fought Middle 
Atlantic Conference game against 
Drexel Tech in Philadelphia last 
Saturday as Washington College 
upset the Blue and Orange 1 to 0. 

Upon entering the contest, the 
over-confident Pennsylvanians had 
a record of 8 wins, no defeats in 
league competion. But outstanding 
play by the trio of halfbacks Jack 
Dail, Mort Lenane, and Rex 
Lenderman together with fullbacks 
Dick Lent, Sam Spicer, and the 
long distance punting of goalie Joe 
Szymanski, who collected 19 saves, 
enabled the Sho'men to be the 
only 1954 soccer eleven to shut out 
last ' year's national champions in 
regulation time. West Chester, a 
strong favorite for the 1954 
National Championship title, de- 
feated Drexel 2 to 0, scoring their 
duet of tallies iri overtime. 

Foreign lineman Sal Jeremenko 
and fullbacks Jim Krywitsla and 
Bert Scarborough contributed 
leading roles in Drexel's attack but 
the determined, victory-conscious 
Atheymen were not to be denied. 

Washington Col! Drexel 

Szymanski G Whitney 

Lent, RFB Krywilsla 

Spicer , LFB Scarborough 

Lenderman RI Miller 

Lenane CHB Brownie 

Dail LI Ullrich 

Smoot OR Debrie 

Larrimore IR Jeremenko 

Burns IL Stemyk 

Campbell OL Jeremenko 

Santana CF Ball 

Szymanski, Smoot 
Are Elected '55 
Soccer Co-Captains 

Washington College, currently 
tied for second place in the Middle 
Atlantic Conference, elected jun- 
iors Roger Smoot and Joe Szyman- 
ski as soccer captains for next 

Both players have contributed 
greatly to the success of this year's 
squad with Smoot leading the 
Sho'men in their explosive offen- 
sive attack and goalie Szymanski 
instrumental in the strong defense 
which allowed the opposition only 
14 goals. 

Incidentally the husky Glen 
(Continued on page 4) 

The tungsten filament in a light- 
ed electric lightbulb hsa a temper- 
ature of around 5.000 degrees Fah- 

Pictured above are Intramural Football Champs of 1954 - Theta Chi. 





By W. P. Lewis 

sign read. The man was driving West on Sepulveda, having 
come from Phoenix that day. Where else could you see such 
masterpieces of billboards? It could only be Los Angeles, 
not Chicago, not East Podunk, or Sasketoon. If you were set 
down here from a lost helicopter, you'd know instantly 
this was it. 

"Send your dog to the Dog Guest Ranch; he needs a 
vacation and will send you a post card once a week.' 
Pachucos in blue Levis, a sort of uniform, combed their 
hair proudly on the sidewalk, a forum debating all the 
women in town. The man drove picking up a little speed, 
anxious to get out to 101, where he could parallel the 
Pacific in the cool coastal fog after nine hours of the 
miserable Desert. 

The car's untouchable metal had cooled by the time the 
man started through Beverly Hills. He was lost, but it 
didn't make much difference, really; all he had to do was 
keep generally headed West and he would certainly hit the 
coastal highway. 

After a while, he found himself running through patches 
of fog in a pleasantly hilly section, hardly a tourist bus in 
sight and plenty of green vegetation, a wonderful change 
from the interminable Desert. The man was enjoying 
letting the old car out a bit, feeling very Barney Oldfield 
on the curves as he accelerated through, being careful not 
to brake, thinking a bit about someday maybe trying a four 
wheel controlled drift or whatever they called it. He enjoyed 
this part of the trip, the going home, the uncertainty of the 
road, the family waiting while Daddy wrenched the thirty 
nine Packard around the cool, misty ravines, its old straight 
eight roaring that prewar sound they left out of the post 
war period. 

Gaining confidence, he drove with a narrower margin 
than ever, allowing less and less time to recover, the thrill 
becoming the biggest thing in life, bigger than the ranch 
house cocked over the ocean, bigger than the family, bigger 
even than a fine funeral home for dogs. 

The road ahead twisted around and simultaneouly 
dropped and as the man charged into the turn, he realized 
he wasn't Tazio Nuvolari, nor Barney Oldfield; he was just 
old Fred Quimby, going about twice as fast as he could drive, 
and in a curve he could take if it straightened out pretty 
soon or else. 

The car was over the center line, tires squealing an 
increasingly high pitched whine, canted over with most of 
her weight on the outer side. The man forgot everything, 
tightly sat there doing the one thing he could remember. 
"Don't brake— keep your foot on the pedal." The road kept 
twisting. The man sat there frozen, hoping and hoping, 
nothing he could do. Up to the highway engineers. The big 
car dug in on her rubber feet, hoped with the man. 

"Jesus," the man snarled when the road straightened out 
finally, "That's a hell of an excuse for a road". His hands 
began shaking uncontrollably as he continued at twenty five 
miles per hour. 

(Continued from page 3) 

course record. However he 
received little support from his 
team mates as Catholic swept the 
next six places before Ed Bair and 
Bernie Thomas tallied for the 

The Sho'men long distance 
runners played host to Johns 
Hopkins on November 13 and Lew 
again stole the show, and again in 
a losing effort. Buckley covered 
the 3.2 mile course in 14:58 seconds, 
chopping 9 seconds off the old 
record of 15:07 formerly held by 
Mark Bankert. But Johns Hopkins 
took the next three positions as 
Ed Bair finished fifth and they 
went home with a 22-34 victory. 

The local harriers will have had 
one more tune up meet with Gal- 
ludet (Nov. 16) before taking off 
for the Mason-Dixon Championship 
meet on November 20. 

(Continued from page 1) 


absolutely on Pyewacket's word, 
and can only conclude that witchery 
was indeed at work! 

Laurels For Others 

John Daniel as Nicky was pro- 
perly and engagingly airy as he 
pulled his neat little spells, acting 
with ease and carrying conviction, 
The performance of Clarence Bur- 
bage as the shuffling, tipsy author, 
was notable for its restraint and 
its successful suggestion of elder- 
liness by posture and motion. 
Barbara Delaney's fluttery and 
dowdy aunt was consistently 
amusing, and we well understood 
why witch- Gillian and warlock 
Nicky were fond of their Aunt 
Queenie. This is true, though the 
part was somewhat over-played; 
"featheviness" might have been 
better attained by not being un- 
brokenly "feathery"; at moments 
the exaggerated delivery blurred 
the otherwise well-spoken lines. 
(Throughout the cast, the speech 
deserves commendation, as audible 
and expressive.) Possibly the 
director might have helped to tone 
down the pleasant Auntie in her 
manner and her costume. 
Applauds Direction 

The direction, however, was 
obviously skilled, intelligent, and 
imaginative. The play moved with 
point, smoothness, and good timing. 
If inter-scene waits were rather 
long for a drama with a single set, 
the audience cheerfully granted 
Gillian the respite she must have 
needed, witch though she was, for 
drawing a breath off-stage. 
Thinks Se, Make-up Good 

The scene-builders offered a 
satisfying stage-set, uncluttered 
and pleasing to the eye. Against 
it, Gillian's costumes were attrac- 
tive in color and line. The make 
up was unusually effective in its 
avoidance of unnatural height- 
ening. Pyewacket's coloring left 
nothing to be desired : no mischief 
maker could wish a greener eye. 
And no collegeiate group could 
hope for more all-round success, 
in directing, acting, and behind-the 
curtain preparations, than the Wash- 
ington Players achieved. The pre- 
sent reviewer can recall very few 
non-curricular student productions 
that surpass our last week's BELL, 


CHAPPELL, Neb. (AP)— Ed 
Wolfs car was hit by two differ- 
ent trains but he walked away un- 

The 78-year-old former mayor 
of Chappell was driving across the 
tracks and hit the third car of a 
westbound streamliner. His car 
was slammed partially around, still 
on the tracks. He was helped out 
of the damaged car and was walk- 
ing away from the Bcene when an 
eastbound freight train smacked 
the car. 

(Continued from page 3) 

up to championship caliber. The 
one score came early in the final 
period. The Bees put the ball into 
play after a pushing penalty 
against the Sho'men directly in 
front of the goal. Capt Hank 
Wohlfort kicked the ball twenty 
five yards to the goal where Sho* 
goalie Joe Szymanski partially 
deflected the shot. Alert B. U. 
outside right lineman Eel Malin- 
ouski quickly followed up the block 
for the only counter of the after- 
noon. ' 

The game was highlighted by 
not only brilliant defensive 
strength on each side, but also 
smooth working offense in which 
both the Bees and the Athey-men 
passed and manipulated the ball 
well. John Kruse, Mort Lenane, 
and Rex Lenderman played one of 
their best games of the year, while 
Rog Smoot, Barry Burns, and 
Bucky Larimore continued to be 
outstanding on the offense. Ed 
Campbell, returning to action for 
the first time since breaking his 
arm in the Delaware game, was 
not slowed in the least by the cast 
on hi6 arm. Baltimore Univ.' 
goalie Terry Beck made 11 saves, 
while Washington's losing goalie 
Joe Szymanski stopped 16. 

The Sho'men thus finished up 
their M-D competition with a re- 
cord of four wins, three losses and 
one tie. Last year's conference 
record was two wins, one loss and 
one tie. 

(Continued from page 3) 

Bernie lineman and the East 
Baltimorean started their partic- 
ipation in athletics here at W. C. 
back in 1952 when each broke into 
the Maroon and Black starting 
lineup at their respective positions 
under coach Howie Nesbitt. Since 
that first game, each has been 
seen wearing the Washington 
colors as a regular first stringer. 
Smoot and Szymanski will re- 
place outgoing senior Al Hanifee 
whose outstanding hustle and 
determination contributed much to- 
ward the success of the team. 


"Prescription Specialists" 
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ithe pause' 

(Continued from page 2) 

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an honest buck. 
ues. - Do you believe in getting 

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Ques. - How long do you wear 
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my knees. 

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We wish to thank the following 

for contributing answers to our 

poignant questions: 

Patti Tate, from Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Joan Gill, from Forest Hills, N. Y. 

Candy Cane, from Towson, Md. 

Mary Zerbe, from Reading, Pa. 

Jan & Ann, from Hunger 

If we are reinstated, another side 

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP)— The 
Richmond Public Library asked 
city departments to save their pen- 
cil stubs for library purposes, Lib- 
arians were puzzled, however, 
when they received a quart of 
short pencil stubs from an anany- 
mous donor in Fulton, N. Y., a 
few days after the request. 

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(Continued from page 1) 

an honor for Jack, who is a biology 
major and is a member of SSO 
with an accumulated index of 
2.409. Washington College* after 
selecting Jack, sent their applic- 
ation to Dr. Lowell Ensor, Presi- 
dent of Western Maryland College. 
Dr. Ensor, who is the committee 
head for choosing a junior to 
represent the Maryland youth, 
selected Washington College's Jack 
Hunter for this honor. 


FALLS CITY, Neb. (AP) — 
When Theodore Bogan was 
brought to court on an intoxica- 
tion charge, he pleaded innocent, 
and police made a further investi- 
gation. The result was a new 
charge of driving while intoxicat- 
ed, to which Bogan pleaded guil- 
ty and drew a fine of $100 and 
?10 costs. 

Bogan could have paid the cus- 
tomary $10 fine for intoxication 
but went to jail on default of the 
?110 on the stiffer count. 

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Seven Leading Seniors Join 'Who's Who' 






Keynoting the Nonpartisan Po- 
litical School, held here last Sat- 
urday under the auspices of the 
Young Democratic Clubs of Mary- 
land, Governor Theodore McKel- 
din told a group of students and 
visitors that politicians should 
know their people, be willing to 
see a little further ahead, and al- 
ways retain their faith in politics. 

Other prominent speakers for 
the program were Joseph Tydings, 
president of the Young Demo- 
crats of Maryland; Glenn Beall, 
Jr., president of the State Young 
Republicans; Dr. Malcolm Moos, 
professor of political science at 
Johns Hopkins; Hon. Floyd Kint- 
ner, judge of the second judicial 
circuit; C. Ferdinand Sybert, At- 
torney-General elect; Albert H. 
Quinn, Assistant to the Governor; 
Arthur Sherwood, Republican 
candidate from the 4th Congres- 
sional District; James C. Morton, 
Democratic campaign manager in 
the Fifth Congressional District. 

Panel discussions on the import- 
ance of youth in politics, led by 
Tydings and Beall, and on the 
practical aspects of operating a 
campaign, led by Sherwood and 
Morton, were held in the morning 
with Walter Tabler, Jr., Baltimore 
County Attorney, as moderator. 

The afternoon panel featured 
remarks on the functions of the 
three state governmental branch- 
es, with Kintner, Sybert, and 
Quinn explaining the judicial, leg- 
islative, and executive, respective- 
ly. Hamilton Fox, State's Attor- 
ney for Wicomico County, mod- 
erated the discussion. 

Dr. Moos, presenting the sum- 
mation address, said that young 
people today shy away from the 
conflict of politics. Politics is 
fun, he stated, and added that po- 
litical parties, which actually are 
similar in basic beliefs, should em- 
phasize the fun and thus encour- 
age participation of young people. 

The affair was brought to W. C. 
through the efforts of the Depart- 
ment of History and Political Sci- 

Actors Are Cast 
For New Play 

The Washington Players last 
week completed casting for the 
mid-winter production of T. S. 
Eliot's "Cocktail Party", a three- 
act comedy presented in-the- 

Characters chosen are Joan 
Vanifc, Jack Winkler, Eva Corliss, 
Deac Owings, Guy Thro, John 
Richey, Anna Allspach, and Joe 
Keller. Al Condello will direct 
the play. 

Hunter Attends Convention 
Of Industrialists In N. Y. 

Jack Hunter was named by a 
committee of outstanding men in 
the state headed by Dr. Lowell 
Ensor, the president of Western 
Maryland College, to represent 
the State at the 59th Annual Con- 
gress of American Industry. This 
Congress is sponsored by the Na- 
tional Association of Manufact- 
urers and was held in New York 
City on December 1st, 2nd and 

Jack lived at the Shelton Hotel 
and the convention sessions were 
held in the Waldorf-Astoria. Stu- 
dents, apprentices and educators 
attended these sessions. On Tues- 
day, before the initial assembly of 
the Congress, Jack, along with the 
others attending, was taken on a 
tour of the city. This included 
both the uptown and downtown 
sections of New York, the United 
Nations Building, where he tour- 
ed the entire building and sat in 
on a session of the Trusteeship 
Council, and also the Empire State 

Wednesday, Thursday, and Fri- 
day a series of speeches was giv- 
en. These were presented by 
such outstanding people as Gen- 
eral Carlos Romulo, who spoke on 
the effect of Far East policy; Gen- 
eral Walter Bedell Smith spoke 

on foreign policy in general; and 
Mr. Clarence Randall delivered a 
talk about economic policy and 

Special features consisted of a 
play concerning labor and man- 
agement and two panel discus- 
sions. One of these was conduct- 
ed by teachers and industrialists 
and the subject was the relation- 
ship of the three R's to the three 
C's: competence, character and 
coopei*ation. The other discus- 
sion was among students, appren- 
tices and industrialists. This 
group attempted to answer the 
question of what students want 
from industry. 

Special question sessions were 
held for those who desired to at- 
tend. The topics under consid- 
eration here were labor-manage- 
ment, the training of salesmen, 
and the relation of energy to in- 

There were also a couple of dis- 
plays: the solar battery from the 
Bell laboratory and a battery run 
by light and used in the working 
of a telephone. 

Jack not only benefitted greatly 
from this experience but had a 
wonderful time besides. Jack's 
honor brings distinction to the 

Lambda's and Samis-Burbage 
Win Stunt Night Awards 

Lambda Chi Alpha and the duet 
of Harvey Samis and Pete Bur- 
bage were this year's winners of 
the best group and individual 
Stunt Night acts, respectively. 
The judges, Dr. Motto, Dr. Taber, 
Mr. Hart, Mr. James, and Mr. Pad- 
gett, made the decision and Rod 
Smith, senior class president, 
awarded the cups. 

Sponsored by the senior class, 
the Sixth Annual Stunt Night was 
held on Wednesday, December 1. 
Mr. Jack Henry was featured as 
M. C. and somehow obtained the 
"June Taylor Dancers", consist- 
ing of Dr. Motto, Miss D. Bell, Dr. 
Taber, and Dr. Knipp, and three 
well-known Gleason beauties, Em- 
ily Dryden, Sondra Duvall, and 
Din a Henry. 

To begin the program the Phi 
Sigs presented their act of "Trial 
by Jury." Debbie Heers sang a 
narrative song entitled "Miss 
Poole's School." Theta Chi then 
gave their interpretation of 
"Morning Moods" followed by the 
Cherry Sisters, Messrs. Long, Gal- 
lo, Pickett, and Macera, and their 
renditions of "Goodnight Sweet- 
heart", and "Muskrat Ramble". 

"This Was Your Life" was 
Lambda Chi's winning skit, after 
which Sue Samuels did "A Hula 
Number." Messrs. Samis and 

Burbage then acted out and sang 
the song, "Mad Dogs and English- 
men", which won them their cup. 
"Individuality", a satire on fra- 
ternity life, was the next act, by 
Zeta Tau Alpha. AOPi's skit was 
"The Dance of the Dolls", follow- 
ed by R. B. Rockwell's "Five Min- 

"An Afternoon of a Daisy", a 
ballet by Kappa Alpha appeared 
next on the program following 
which Messrs. Parker and Kenny 
did their skit, "The Return". A 
take-off on "A Sunday at W. C." 
was put on by Alpha Chi to end 
the program. 

Scholarship Open; 
No Applicants 

No applications for the Panhel- 
lenic Council's annual fifty-dollar 
book scholarship have been re- 
ceived, that organization announc- 
ed this week. The scholarship is 
open to any freshman girl who ex- 
plains her need for it to the Coun- 
cil in writing before the semester 
vacation. The scholarship will be 
awarded to the most deserving 
girl with the highest index. 

Zeta's Pick 
Rod Smith 
Dream Boy 

" Winter Wonderland" was the 
theme of the Zeta Dance held last 
night, December 10, in Cain 
Gymnasuim. Lee Paige's orchestra 
furnished the music for the 

Under glittering stars and snow 
crystals, the couples danced past 
gayly colored sprites, snow covered 
trees and the graceful sleigh from 
the "old days". 

The big moment of the evening 
was when the Zetas, arranged in 
a semi-circle, sang "Zeta's Winter 
Wonderland". Then Ramona 

Willey announced the "Zeta 
Droamboy for 1954" as Rod Smith. 
After presenting Rod with a gift, 
the Zetas serenaded him with 
"He's Our Zeta Dreamboy". 

Science Club 
Visits DuPonts 

On December 3rd the Society of 
Sciences visited Dupont Experi- 
mental Station in Wilmington, 
Delaware. The tour included two 
movies on research and the exper- 
imental station, visits to the 
glass-making and repair shop, the 
micro and analytical chemistry 
laboratories, the plastics and poly 
chemical divisions, physics and 
physical chemistry laboratories, 
the electron microscope, as well as 
the machine shops, where exclus- 
ive and suitable instruments are 
made. The group included 29 
students and Dr. Rizer, the club's 
faculty advisor. 

Most of the facilities at the ex- 
perimental station are modern, 
especially the library and the caf- 
eteria, where complimentary tick- 
ets were issued to the group for 
lunch. It was considered an in- 
teresting, worthwhile, and enjoy- 
able visit. 

There will be another trip plan- 
ned for the Society of Sciences 
during March. 

Quartet Perfoms 

The Muenzer String Quartet ap- 
peared in full concert on Thurs- 
day evening at 8:30 P. M. Three 
of the Quartet's members per- 
formed here last year with the 
Peabody String Quartet. The 
three artists were Edgar Muenzer, 
First Violin; Paul Makara, Second 
Violin; Philip Blum, Cello; and 
William Prencil, Viola. 

Several of the selections played 
were from Schubert's Quartet 
Opus 125 No. 2 in E, which in- 
cludes Allegro Con Fuoco; An- 
dante; Menuetto; Allegro vivace; 
and Rondeau. 

Tom Bounds, Ken Bourn, Rose 
Mary Hatem, John Parker, Bar- 
bara Townsend, Joan Vanik, and 
Ramona Willey are honored this 
year by being invited to become 
members of Who's Who Among 
Students in. American Colleges and 
Universities, a national organiza- 
tion in which over 600 institu- 
tions participate. 

Who's Who gives national recog- 
nition for exceptional ability of 
college students in scholarship, 
leadership, and citizenship, and 
membership in the organization is 
one of the highest honors to which 
a college student may aspire. Nom- 
inees are generally selected by 
student-faculty committees and 
are recommended by the institu- 
tions which they attend. 

All seven of W. C's members of 
Who's Who are Seniors. For the 
first time in years the girls placed 
more than the boys. 


Tom Bounds receives recogni- 
tion as president of Theta Chi, 
president of Omicron Delta Kap- 
pa, captain of the baseball team, 
wing on the soccer team, and vice- 
president of the Varsity Club. 
Tom was business manager of the 
Pegasus last year and is secretary 
of the Inter-Fraternity Council. 


Ken Bourn, now in Washington 
as a student under the American 
University Plan, is a political sci- 
ence major on the Who's Who list. 
He is president of the Student 
Government Association, a stal- 
wart on the lacrosse team, a mem- 
ber of the Inter-Fraternity Coun- 
cil, chairman of the World Uni- 
versity Service, and has been 
president of the Forensic Society 
and vice-president and treasurer 
of Phi Sigma Kappa. 


Rose Mary Hatem wins the hon- 
or as president of the Society of 
Sciences, acting chairman of the 
World University Service, and an 
active member of the Players, the 
Choir, the Newman Club, and Al- 
pha Chi Omega. Along with all 
this Rosie has participated in in- 
tramural basketball, tennis, bad- 
mi ton, and sof tball. 


John Parker, another W. C. 
student on Who's Who, is captain 
of the lacrosse team, receiving 
honorable mention on the All- 
American team last year. He's a 
member of Lambda Chi Alpha, 
and president of both the Mt. 
Vernon Literary Society and the 
Wesley Foundation. John was a 
member of the Choir for two 
years and is now publicity chair- 
man of the Players. He had a 
role in the Players' production of 
"Ten Little Indians" and starred 
in the Mt. Vernon Literary So- 
ciety's "Importance of Being 
Earnest", W. C's first theater-in- 
the-round production. 


Barbara Townsend joins Who's 
Who as president of both the 
Future Teachers of America and 
the Middle Hall Council, secretary 
of Zeta Tau Alpha for two years, 
promotion manager of the Play- 
ers, treasurer of Sigma Sigma 
(Continued on page 4) 





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Editorially Speaking 

This time next week we'll be home and Christmas will be 
right around the corner. Joe College and Jane Coed are 
already visualizing parties, presents, food, and sleeping till 
noon every morning. Great life, isn't it! But we thought a 
serious thought might not be altogether out of place at 
Christmas time so we are printing the following story. It is 
not a happy story, we hope it will be a thought-pro- 
voking story. 

Korean Child Faces A Bleak 
"Last Christmas In Leper Colony" 


On A Senior 

by Carol Knisclcy 

An active participant in school 
affairs is the senior for this week, 
Bill Barnett. Coming to W. C. 
in his freshman year after gradu- 
ating- from Baltimore City College, 
he began taking an active part in 
college activities with sports as his 
main interest. Bill plays soccer 

Today I made a trip over muddy 
back roads to a leper colony located 
about 10 miles outside of Pusan. 
Seeing is believing, they say — and 
I saw. 

I saw what few human eyes have 
seen. I saw the tailings of 
humanity. I saw 1600 of the sad- 
dest people of the face of the earth. 

There are a lot of nasty places 
in Korea, but this one really takes 
the cake. Here human dignity has 
hit a new low. Scantily clothed, 
underfed and housed in shacks, 
these people have nothing to live 
for. They are truly "the for- 
gotten people." 

They live in the mountains, 
away from civilization. It is a 
little town — the town with no 
name, Korea. It's very peaceful 
there. You'd never know that 
1600 people are dying. 

Take six-year-old Kim Sook Ja, 
for example. She's a healthy- 
looking girl. You'd never guess 
that this will be her last Christ- 
mas. Of course not — how would 
you know that the dread disease 
is systematically going about its 
deadly work inside her frail body. 

Kim doesn't know either. She 
just plays with a raggedy doll 
someone gave her. She doesn't 
know that what took away her 
mother and father will soon take 
her. She plans to see Santa 
Claus many more times. 

And who has the guts to tell her 
otherwise? Who has the guts to 
go around to 400 other children 
and tell them that they'd better 
play hard while they still can — 
that they had better hurry and 
live fast, because leprosy won't 

But even in her last days, Kim 
doesn't have it easy. Life is hard, 
even for a six-year-old. She lives 
in a small, crowded room with 
five or six other people. She 
spends her nights on a straw mat, 
searching for warmth that just 
isn't there. What chance has a 
straw mat and one worn dress 
against a bitter Korean winter? 

Her play is confined either to 
her well-worn raggedy doll or the 
mud puddles. No one ever comes 
to see her, nor can she go see the 
world she has never known. She 
must stay behind those big red 
and yellow signs that say: "Keep 
out — leprosy— keep out." 

The only people Kim sees are 
those five or ten "sick people" that 
come to the gate of the town each 
day. They never come in. There 
ia no room. They must go back 
to Pusan to Bpend the rest of their 

agonizing days. Even Kim is bet- 
ter off than they. 

Hunger also plays a big role in 
her little life. Most little girls her 
age get about six handfuls of rice 
a day. Kim gets four. And it's 
barley, not rice. Second grade 
barley at that. She doesn't know 
that outside her little world that 
type of barley is fed only to horses. 

The people sometimes grow a 
few vegetables but there is never 
enough to go around. Kim eats 
her barley, and for her, it's the 
only food in the world. She 
doesn't know about ice cream 
cones, banana splits, pop corn and 
movies. How could she? 

Kim doesn't know much about 
dying. She has a hard time figur- 
ing out why some of her play- 
mates have suddenly "gone away." 
Her childish mind can't under- 
stand why others — young and old 
— can go away from her little 
world and she can't. Everything 
comes hard for Kim. 

She doesn't know that the only 
reason most of them are dying is 
because of a lack of medicine. 
Words like diazone, propone, and 
DDS mean nothing to her. She 
doesn't know that these "big 
words" could bring her about fifty 
more Christmases. 

But others know. They know 
that they can't get enough of it to 
treat any but a few of the cases. 
They know that there just isn't 
enough to go around; that as a re- 
sult, the curable cases — like Kim's 
— become incurable by the time 
they get the medicine. 

But Kim can't see the vicious 
circle. She doesn't know that 
her mother and father might be 
with her still if they had had those 
"big words." 

I told Kim that maybe, at a 
Christmas present, I could get 
some people in the United States 
to help her and her friends; to 
send some of those "big words"; to 
send food and clothing. 

I told her that someone might 
even be able to send some toys for 
her and for the other children. I 
promised to get her some things 
from that world that she has never 
known. I didn't have the guts to 
say otherwise. 

After all, it's Kim's last Christ- 


Knoxville man recently flunked 
the municipal automotive safety 
test because he decided to drink 
a couple of beers first'. Officers 
didn't even get around to check- 
ing the car; just charged him with 
drunk driving. 


and is also an outstanding man on 
the lacrosse field. In addition to 
his taking part in sports, Bill is 
vice-president of the senior class 
and treasurer of the Interfratern- 
ity Council. Perhaps his most im- 
portant office, however, is being 
president of the Lambda Chi Fra- 
ternity, where he leads the Foos 
in their more serious projects as 
well as their good times. Among 
his other activities is membership 
in the Society of Sciences and O. 
D. K. A major in sociology with 
chemistry and biology as his minor 
subjects Bill is quite busy in the 
academic field. The major part 
of his spare time is spent with the 
girl who wears his frat pin, Son- 
dra Duvall. They are often seen 
socializing in the Snack Bar and 
Hodson. After graduation 
from W. C. Bill will spend a few 
years in the Armed Services after 
which he plans to enter a profes- 
sional school of dentistry or op- 
tometry. We at W. C. wish Bill 
success in his career and lots of 
happiness in his future. 


By Wayne Gruehn 

An average child's first answer to the question "What do you want 
to be when you grow up?" is "a cowboy". So I have set down some 
essential articles to buy, beg, borrow or steal before headin' westward. 
Such as: 

COW — how could one be a cow- 
boy if he didn't own a cow? Huh? 

TEN HORSES — that are exact- 
ly alike so you can always appear 
to have the same fresh, fast, well 
groomed mount. 

THEME SONG.— should be 
heart rendering and inspiring. 

SPONSOR — to supply money 
(General Mills and Wrigley's gum 
for example). 

ROAD MAP — of ideal cowboy 
country: No snow and plenty of 
overhanging rocks from which to 
jump on stages and fleeing ban- 

for all night vigils. 

CHARMED LIFE— so bullets 
will always miss you. 

FIRST AID KIT— for brush 
burn when jumping off horse at 
fast speed. 

ONE GUN— that shoots 10,000 
times without reloading. 

MIX — for those quick meals on the 

TEN GALLON HAT— with wing 


COMPANION— or an ignorant 
side-kick good for laughs, who will 
make the mistakes so as to break 
up the monotony of everything 
going right. 

(Continued on page 4) ' 

Back from Thanksgiving ... 3 
weeks too soon , . . brought cider 
back from home . . . getting better 
and better under radiator . . . 
Dutch stole hot plate again while 
home . . . going to recoup all in 
June . . . start hardware store . . . 
Middle Hall housemother not quite 
with it yet . . . locks door at 10:20 
. thinks probably everybody in 
by then . . .foolish. . . . Rod Smith 
likes protein in his lunches . . . told 
to get it elsewhere . . . Humphrey 
spending Christmas in the library 
. . . history major? . . . saw alum 
game last week . . . Scallion great 
. . . Humphrey going out for in- 
tramaurals this year . . . practiced 
with mother all summer . . . says 
Livingood recommended it . . . vis- 
ited Biology department last week 
. . . someone shrinking cat head to 
use as watch-fob . . . all-purpose 
Christmas gift . . . took Mildred to 
Veta Christmas dance Friday . 
Humphrey looked for date . . . 
library of course . . . heart set on 
Mrs. Black . . . turned down by Mr. 
Bailey . . . Knipper real gone this 
year . . . good looking legs . . . 
en talks to Ollie . . . English de- 
partment getting unpleasant about 
term papers . . . Pete Long told 
Doyle he'd never written one . . . 
fool . . . diamonds growing around 
here . . . nasty effect on other 
girls . . . must buy Mildred um- 
brella for Christmas . . . always 
does the trick . . . 'bye. 


Firemen restrained Mrs. Robert 
Ward from entering her burning 
house to save a photograph of her 
son, killed in the Korean war. The 
furnishings were destroyed but 
the photograph later was found in 
her scorched handbag — undamag- 

Dirty Ernie's Diary— 

Dear Diary, 

This entry could otherwise be entitled "This is my last". 
Mainly because I'm tired of snooping and also due to the fact 
that after everyone reads this column, my murder will be 
instantly planned. 

Be that, as it may, I have decided to write one long last 
farewell and have done so with the help of that roving re- 
porter who usually writes "Humor by Cumor" otherwise 

known as "the head". 

HARK HARK 1 Say HARK! ! ... 

Christmas is just around the corner, so to these people I give 
the following presents. . 

To Kaki and MacDonald - matching walking sticks. 

To Lou Morris - a set of twins and a book entitled "You 
too can bend over". 

To Moose Shieble - a Monogrammed Tap. 

To Roger Smoot - a bird cage. 

To Jim Kreeger - one more to make a pair 

To Mrs. Hitler - a new deck of cards. 

To Hodson Hall - a hot plate, sharper knives and an ice 
pick to stir the coffee. 

St T h SheUey Bader " a glowing friendship with Steve 

To John Parker - Don Steynen. 

To Joan Vanik - 1 give a muzzle to use on John when he 
comes home on leave over the holidays. It's been a long time 
you know. ^ «"«=, 

To Jack Fredericks and that girl he hangs around —with 
I give one smudge pot so they can have smoked-hocks for 

To Jerry Lambdin - one tank. 

To the freshman class - one unused mud-pit for next 
year's tug-of-war. * 

(Continued on page 4) 


by Shelley and Stan 
Dear Santa: 

We would like to write at this 
time informing you of what we 
consider the twenty best deeds of 
the past year and we sincerely 
hope you will give the people con- 
cerned due consideration when 
making out your gift list. 

1. Thanks to Rex Morgan, D. 
B. is a few pounds lighter and well 

2. Dr. Clark for calling off 
practice Dec. 6 as it was too cold. 

3. Tommy Bounds for scoring 
a goal against the Foos to give 
Theta Chi a victory. 

4. Bob Martel stepping down 
for the good of Notre Dame and 
letting Ralph Guglielmi play this 

5. Wanita McMulIen for ask- 
ing Steve Starch to the Sadie Haw- 
kins Day dance. 

6. Lea Bell for not leaving W. 
on a ballet tour. 

7. The faculty chorus at stunt 
night for those daring high kicks, 

3. The inventor of the device 
to stop Ralph from snoring: a ^cin- 

9. Dave Dough try and John 
Newbold for helping push a stalled 
tractor trailer to U. S. 40. 

10. The U. S. Army for letting 
John Grim and Bill Russell come 

11. Kaki for getting Roy out 
on these cool clear evenings. 

12. The girls in Middle Hall 
who can't afford window shades. 

13. The boy in East Hall who 
doesn't look. 

14. The boys who moved a 
piano for a charitable reason. 

15. Polly who makes sure Rog- 
er leaves the unhealthy inuuence 
of the Bird rather early these ev- 

16. Mr. Meigs who never looks 
in the stacks. 

17. Dean Doyle for calling off 

the last assembly. 

18. Mrs. Coleman for cancel- 
ling the school's order of scrapple 
this year. 

19. To Wayne Gruehn for his 
courtesy in opening car doors. 

20. Everyone who had the guts 
to read this far. 





Sho'men Five To Face Upsala Tonight 

Renew Rivalry 
With N. J. School 
Bergen Captain 

Coach Emerson P. Smith, in his 
sophomore year at the helm of the 
Washington College basketball 
team, will throw out the welcome 
mat to Upsala College tonight. It 
will mark the first time in 19 years 
that the Orange, N. J., college has 
appeared on the local schedule and 
the coach has expectations that 
the intense rivalry of long ago be- 
tween the two teams will be re- 
sumed tonight at the Chestertown 
High School gym. 

With the same starting quintet 
back again this year, headed by 
Jack Bergen who was chosen cap- 
tain of the team, Coach Smith is 
in high hopes of improving on last 
year's mediocre 8-12 log. Also 
back are Ronnie Sisk, Ed SiLverie, 
last year's leading scorer, Rock 
Kardon, Leo Gillis, Chick Haines, 
who led the team in field goals and 
foul shooting percentages last 
year, Pogo Phares and Bill Davis. 

The fans got their first look at 
this year's squad on December 4, 
when the Smithmen trounced the 
Alumni 85-68. Captain Bergen 
paced the team with 23 points 
which was second high to Nick 
Scallion, one of W. C.'s greats, 
who tallied 32 counters. Four 
other Sho'men in addition to Ber- 
gen hit double figures. These in- 
cluded Kardon (10), Silverie (10) ; 
(Continued on page '4) 

r.r. # ■•' •' • ■•-"• WM 



By Henn Schmidt 

>♦' '.V 7& ■ i ♦- 

# § ■■ ,. ^ 

FIRST ROW: Spicer, Vaught, Szymanski, Captain Hanifee, Smoot, Lent, Kruse, Burns, 
Carey Second row: Santana, Shipley, Sten, Schmidt, Lenane, Lenderman, Howard, Bounds, 
Justice, Athey (coach). Third row: Cohen, Singer, Dail, Larrimore, Mitchell, Laws, Bader, 
Winestein, and Farrow. 

The excitement of the new bas- 
ketball season has crowded the 
Washington College soccer team 
into the background. The game 
of team play and group feeling 
has been crowded into the back- 
ground by the more glamorous 
"thrill-a-minute" game of basket- 
ball. Yet no Washington College 
student who saw the '54 soccer 
squad perform will ever forget 
them. No student will ever for- 
get their great moment of glory 
when they emerged victorious ov- 
er powerful Haverford, and in the 
same great moment became the 
Middle Atlantic champions. 

What sticks in the minds of the 
players? What stands out most 
as the high points of the season? 
Surely, no player will ever forget 
the thrill and pride of bringing a 
championship to Washington Col- 
lege. No player can ever forget 
Coach Athey's tremendous joy 
when his "boys" beat Haverford. 
Every player will always remem- 
ber the leadership of Captain Al 
Hanifee and the courage of full- 
back Dick Lent. No player will 
ever forget the tremendous play 
of halfback Mort Lenane or the 
scoring blasts of center forward 
Rog Smoot. No player will ever 
forget the showmanship of George 
Santana or the nerviness of Sam 
Spicer. No player will ever for- 
get the team he played for or his 
teammates. No player, whether 
he played or sat on the bench, will 
ever feel he was not a part of the 
1964 Washington College soccer 
team. From Harry Weinstein to 
Roger Smoot they did their best, 
and by the bounty of fate, their 
best was good enough. 


Five Teams Share 
Basketball Lead 

With the first round of play 
completed, the intramural basket- 
ball league prepares for the second 
week of action prior to the Christ- 
mas holidays. With nine teams 
competing in the league, Coach Ed 
Athey has expectations that this 
year will prove the best in the in- 
tramural competition. Games are 
played at 3:30 and 4:30 in Cain 
Gymnasium. Because of the 
number of teams, the first four 
teams will meet in a sudden death 
matches with the two winners 
playing a best-out-of-three series 
for the crown. 

As of this writing, first place is 
currently being shared by five 
teams who have all won their ini- 
tial outing. In the opening game, 
the Phi Sig five clipped the wings 
of the Hawks 21-19 with Roger 
Kinhart making the big differ- 
ence. Kappa Alpha rolled up the 
highest team score of the season 
thus far as they mauled Foxwell, 
76-31. Ronnie Defelice took top 
honors with 20 counters while Les 
Bell (18) and Roy MacDonald 
(14) added to the scoring. Joe 
Szymanski's Fizz Bars, who appear 
to be the team to beat, downed the 
Vets, 39-19. The Fizz Bars, with 
players like Bill Money, Al Ber- 
nard, Bob Jones, and Szymanski 
have both the scoring potential 
and rebound power to take the 
crown. Another new team, the 
Mets ran over Lambda Chi 43-21 
to post their initial victory. Theta 
Chi got on the victory parade by 
handing the hapless Hawks their 
second defeat of the season, 44-22. 
Shelly Bader (12) and Tommy 
Bounds (10) shared scoring hon- 
ors in the victory drive. Theta 
Chi, incidently, was runner-up to 
G. I. Hall, last year's champs, in 
the league. 

Ralph Laws, coach of the Theta 
Chi squad, injected a little humor 
into the game when his team was 
playing the Hawks. With a 20 
point lead, Laws, playing his third 
string, gave the freeze signal in 
order to keep the score down. 
From here, the game of the season 
appears to be the Fizz Bars - KA 
contest which is the final game of 
the season on February 14. 

U. S. post offices handle about 54 
billion times a year, or enough to 
equal 20 pieces of mail for every 
person on earth. 

Buckley Takes 
First In M-D 

by Jimmy Wright 

Team Captain Lew Buckley took 
top honors as ten colleges were re- 
presented by 90 runners on Sat- 
urday, November 20, in the an- 
nual Mason-Dixon Championship 
cross-country meet at Gallaudet 
College. Roanoke placed first 
with 59 points; Washington Col- 
lege took fifth with 140. 

A cold, damp atmosphere satur- 
ated the 3-mile track as a large 
crowd gathered to witness the 
event. When the gun went off, 
Buckley, Noel, Kugel, and Good- 
lake, from Washington, Roanoke, 
Gallaudet, and Roanoke, respect- 
ively, took an early lead. They 
ran in close order for approxi- 
mately two miles before Les Noel, 
twice Mason-Dixon champion and 
pre-meet favorite, forged ahead. 
Meanwhile Kugel and Goodlake 
dropped far behind Buckley. 

Going into the second lap, 
Buckley realized that the gap be- 
tween himself and Noel had be- 
come too wide, so he increased his 
speed until he passed the latter at 
the half-wfiy point. However, 
(Continued on page 4) 

Jack Bergen 

Quint Captian who scored 29 
points against C. U. 


Varsity Cagers 

Stars By 85-58 

by Jerry Yudizky 

W. C. began its winter athletic 
schedule last Saturday night, 
downing the Alumni, 85-58. A 
near-capacity crowd at the Chester- 
town High gym watched the all- 
veteran varsity team overcome a 
first period deficit to win, even 
though Nick Scallion of the Alumni 
topped both teams in individual 
scoring with 32 points. Scallion, 
wh oset scoring records for the 
Sho'men from 1950-52, gave all 
indications that he still possesses 
an accurate eye as he continued 
to score almost at will with his 
left hand push shot from all parts 
of the floor, connecting for 8 con- 
secutive free throws and 12 of the 
Alumni's 22 field goals. 

Jack Bergen was high scorer 
for the varsity. "Jumping Jack," 
a senior and captain of this year's 
squad, swished the basket for 6 
goals and 11 fouls for 23 points. 
Tied for second were juniors Ed 
Silverrie and Ebe Joseph, and 
sophs Bob Kardon and Chick 
Haines, each of 'vhom had 10 

The game was a much needed 
warm-up for Coach Smith's ho- 
opesters. It wasn't until 10 
(Continued on page 4) 

Atheymen Lick 
Haverford 1-0 
For Crown 

Head shot by Kruse 
breaks deadlock in 
furious, action-pack- 
ed struggle; coach 

by Al Albertson 

Washington College's soccer 
eleven became the first Mary- 
land team in history to win 
the Middle Atlantic Confer- 
ence championship title on 
November 23, by upsetting 
Haverford College 1 to in 
regulation time on Kibler 
Field. Substitute right out- 
side lineman John Kruse made 
the decisive goal late in the 
fourth period after a fast, 
unusually exciting 81 minutes 
of scoreless action. 

With only seven minutes of 
playing time left in the game, 
substitute left outside Luther 
Vaught lifted a corner kick to 
five yards in front of Haverford's 
goal, where Kruse came crashing 
through with a difficult head shot 
to make the winning tally. 

With the starting whistle the 
Maroon and Black commenced a 
dazzling display of speed and 
efficiency that Haverford couldn't 
match except in the second and 
third periods. The defensive units 
of both teams exhibited alertness, 
agileness and effective hustle in 
the fiercely fought contest. 

Sho' ■ goalie Joe Szymanski 
chalked up his fourth shutout of 
the season with 14 saves, while 
Haverford's goalie Sandy Frey 
made 15. Fullbacks Sam Spicer, 
Dick Lent, and the trio of half- 
backs Arnold Sten, Mort Lenane 
and Rex Lenderman contributed 
their share of thrills and fine 
plays in keeping Haverford's out- 
standing linemen Jack Kreisher, 
Frank Versaci and Woz Woznicki 
constantly on the go. 

Both Washington College and 
Haverford ended the season with 
overall records of 7 wins, 3 losses, 
and 2 ties. It was Haverford's 
first conference loss of the year. 
(Continued on page 4) 

Smoot On M-D "All Stars"; 
W. C. Dominates 2nd Team 

For the second consecutive year lineman Roger Smoot 
represents Washington College on Coaches' Mason-Dixon Con- 
ference "All Star" soccer team. Goalie Joe Szymanski, half- 
backs Arnold Sten and Mort Lenane and lineman Barry Burns 
were picked for the second team. Next school with highest 
number of players on the second team was Johns Hopkins (2) . 
Fullback Sam Spicer won honorable mention. 


Joe Szymanski (W. C.) 


Reece Livingston (Tow.) 
John Benzing (Loyola 
Tony DiFabbio (B. U.) 
Dick Stacharowski (B. U.) 
Henry Wohlfort (B. U.) 
Tom Bailey (Loyola) 
Denny Harmon (W. Md.) 
Dick Malinowski (B. U.) 
Ernie McCausland (C. U.) 
Jim Amato (B. U.) 
Roger Smoot (W. C.) 



F. B. 
F. B. 
H. B. 
H. B. 
H. B. 

Jerry Wise (B. U.) 

Bill Clem (W. Md.) 

Arnold Sten (W. C.) 

Sam Morekas (Hopkins) 

Mort Lenane (W. C.) 

Ali Arman (Hopkins) 

Mark Baden (Mt. St. Mary's 

Neil McDade (Roanoke) 

Barry Burns (W. C.) 

Wayne Harmon (Towson) 




on slightly used 
one a little stronger than he had on 


To Jo Ann Plowden and Mac Hatch - 

To George Stanton 
Stunt Night. 

To Wanita MacMuIIen - one set of ear plugs. 
To June Walls - One song entitled "It happened to me in 
old Manhattan" (and did it ever). 

To Del and Rod - Congratulations and a lot of future 

To Barbara Townsend - Congratulations and a one way 
ticket to the West Coast. 

To Mark Hoke - a reminder of the flood of events that 
took place behind the Roosevelt in Ocean City last Summer. 
To Tom and Sue - one Nash Rambler. 
To Angus Shannon and friends - one broom and a AJAX 
Witch-craft Set. 

To Ann Hurst - one R.C.A. Extended Play microgroove 
record by Sunny Gale that was popular last summer — the 
title beginning with "Sm" and ending with "ile'" 

To Dick Snyder - one offer by Bud Hubbard to a free 
Cyanide Cocktail for his excellent performance on Stunt 

To the Zoorch Club - Six shots in the head. 
To the Big R. and Pogo - two free lance freshman girls so 
they can live up to "The things we said last summer". 
To Dr. Clark - A Republican landslide. 
To Mr. Padgett - The complete works of Mickey Spillane. 
To Carol Christianson - a new bottle of bleach. 
To Jim Fowlke and Gordy Miller - a higher water tower. 
To Zeta Tau Alpha - new broom sticks, (somehow slipped 
past Editor!) 

To Misty Ingham - Bourban over rocks. 
To Duke Martell - The Congressional Medal of Honor. 
To Coach Smith - a pair of boxing gloves. 
To the library - soft lights and couches for the fourth floor. 
To the Snack Bar - a fly swatter. 
To the Elm - a blind censor. 

To Dirty Ernie - peace of mind from complaints. 
Money, wit, and sarcasm having run out - 1 hereby end my 
gift list. 

To those we missed, consider yourself lucky some 

things they wouldn't let us print. 

And So It pains me to end this life, but I care not 

someone is always willing to risk his neck. 

So long and MERBY CHRISTMAS you all! 

Renew Rivalry 

Haines (10) and Ebe Joseph (10), 
one of last year's outstanding 
players on jayvee. 

It might be said that Coach 
Smith has two starting teams. Us- 
ing the Alumni game as a compar- 
ison, the "second stringers" played 
as well, if not better than the 
"first stringers." Players like 
Ebe Joseph and Pogo Phares will 
be pushing Rock Kardon for that 
important starting berth while 
Fink Gillis and Bill Davis, both 
of whom saw limited action last 
year, should keep Sisk and Ber- 
gen hustling to keep their jobs. 
It's also been rumored that the 
reserves have been constantly 
beating the starter's in practice 
sessions. Add to this the fact that 
four freshmen are yet to be con- 
sidered, all of whom should add 
more height to the squad, leaves 
one with the feeling that this year 
might find the Sho'men adding 
another trophy to the shelf. 


ONE BOY SCOUT— to light all 

HILL — to show up "just in time." 
(2nd rate cowboys only). 

WATCH — to "head 'em off at the 


THE BORDER— for kicks. 

ING ORCHESTRA — to follow at 
all times and play background 

COURSE — complete with sparring 
partner: to keep in shape. 

— to hear a gunshot from five 
miles away and casually remark, 
"I heard a Winchester". 

YOUR HEAD — to see dirty guys 
sneaking up behind you in a 

CARDS — to win at all card games. 

— one Gillette Super-Speed for 
clean-shaven heroes. 

A PROMISE — from all "bad 
guys" to be slower on the draw 
than you. 

And filially— HALITOSIS: This 
is the excuse you use for never 
kissing the girl and "moving on." 

Anything else is to your own 
pleasure. When you find all these 
things, children, do as old Horace 
Greely once advised and "Go Wwt 
Young Man, Go Welt!" 

82 -70 Win Over 
Catholic U. 

W. C. hoopsters triumphed in 
their first conference start, 
downing Catholic U, 82-70, on the 
losers court on Wednesday night. 
Captain Jack Bergen led the 
Sho'men with 12 goals and S fouls 
for 29 points, with Ed Silverie 
also getting into the double figures 
with 23 points. W. C. controlled 
the back-boards and led throughout 
aa Catholic U. suffered its second 
conference loss against two wins. 

Buckley First 

Noel wasn't long in regaining the 
lead, which he retained until 
Buckley again increased his speed, 
caught Noel at the quarter mile 
mark, and kept apace. As they 
neared the one-hundred yard 
point, Buckley found that extra 
burst of speed and finished 
16:11, a mere four seconds ahead 
of Noel. It was a spectacular fin- 
ish to a great race and a great 
way for a college senior to con- 
clude his athletic career. 

Lew has made steady improve' 
ment since he joined the harriers 
two years ago. In his first year 
he placed twelfth in the M-D 
Championship meet; last year he 
finished seventh. In each of these 
meets Lew's closest rival, Les 
Noel, finished first. 

Lew's total season record stands 
at six first places and only one sec- 
ond place. The team record is 3 
wins, 4 losses, and 6th place in the 
championship meet. 

Finishing first through fifth in 
the meet were Buckley, Noel, Ku- 
gel, Goodlake, and Attwood, from 
Washington, Roanoke, Gallaudet, 
Roanoke, and Lynchburg, respect- 

Team Placement 

1. Roanoke (2, 4, 12, 14, 27), 

2. Bridgcwater College (8, 10, 
11, 19, 20), 68. 

3. Catholic Univ. (6, 15, 16, 
21, 36), 93. 

4. Johns Hopkins (17, 18, 24 
26, 31), 116. 

5. Washington College (1, 
34, 36, 41), 140. 

6. Towson Teachers (7, 
32, 40, 45), 150. 

7. Gallaudet College (3, 9 
56, 67), 173. 

8. Lynchburg College (6, 
51, 63, 59), 181. 

). Randolph-Macon (29, 
50, 60, 62), 249. 

10. Loyola College (42, 44 
54, 57, 58), 255. 






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ter, a history assistant, and treas- 
urer of the Senior Class. 


Joan Vanik was nominated to 
Who's Who as a representative to 
Student Government, vice-presi- 
dent of Zeta Tau Alpha, secre- 
tary of her class (she's held that 
office for four years), a cheer- 
leader, Kappa Alpha Sweetheart, 
and a library assistant. Also, 
Joan is a member and former pres- 
ident of the Art Club, a member 
and former vice-president of the 
Newman Club, and a member of 
the Players and star of "Bell, 
Book and Candle", and through 
four years of college she has 
played intramural basketball and 
field hockey. 


Ramona Willey gains Who's 
Who distinction as president of 
Zeta Tau Alpha and editor of the 
ELM. Monie has been a cheer- 
leader, promotion manager of The 
Players, and a history assistant, 
and during her college career has 
played softball, tennis, field hock- 
ey, and basketball. She is a stu- 
dent assistant for the Alumni Of- 
fice, a member of the PEGASUS 
staff, Theta Chi Dream Girl, and 
this year's Homecoming Queen, 
besides hitting the Dean's List ev- 
ery semester and being a member 
of Sigma Sigma Omicron. 

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Coach Athey said he tried in 
vain to pick out members of the 
Sho' team who contributed most 
in the game. "No individual 
played better than another." he 
said. Then he added, "It was the 
most spirited, driving, enthusiastic 
game of the season. Every 
player's face maintained an ex- 
pression of dogged determination 
throughout the game." 

Asked for his comments on the 
entire season, the coach replied; 
"The team trained hard every day. 
I give a lot of credit to the boys 
who didn't play much in games- 
the second team men. Everybody 
hustled every day and we 
scrimmaged more than usual. The 
Freshmen on the team made t 
surprisingly good showing. With' 
out the cooperation of everyone 
practice, I doubt if we could 
have won the championship." 

Every member of the team who 
finished the season earned a fit- 
ting reward when they defeated 
Haverford : they will all get 
varsity letters, regardless of 
whether or not they scored any 

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minutes had gone by that this 
year's Sho'men were able to whittle 
down an early Alumni lead and 
go ahead 16-14 on two foul shots 
by Bergen. Coach Smith sent his 
second team in for the second ten 
minutes of the half and they 
immediately began to open an ever- 
increasing gap in the scoring. The 
reserves, led by Josephs, Haines, 
and Leo Gillis, took over the court 
and brought the score up to 40-33 
in their favor by halftime. 

The Alumni, paced by Scallion 
and Ed Athey. '47, rallied against 
Coach Smith's starting five in 
what used to be the third period 
as they tallied 22 points to the 
varsity's 25 in the heaviest con- 
centration of scoring of the 
evening. The second stringers 
played most of the final ten 
minutes and accounted for most 
of the scoring as the Sho'men out- 
pointed the Alumni, 20-13. 

Athey, who fas an outstanding 
all-round athlete in his scholastic 
days at W. C, was second in 
scoring for the Alumni, hitting on 
several long shots and garnering 
eight points before fouling out 
in the last half. 



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Winter Homecoming Falls On Holidays 

Board Appoints Editor 

The Board of Publications has 
appointed George Hanst to succeed 
Ramona Willey as Editor-in-Chief 
of the Washington Elm. George 
has worked up through the ranks 
in the Elm, starting as a news- 
writer in his sophomore year and 
working as news editor on the 
present staff. 

He is president of Phi Sigma 
Kappa, a member of Omicron Delta 
Kappa and the Inter Fraternity 
Council, and a letterman in the 
Varsity Club. 

To help him in publishing the 
Elm for the next two semesters, 
George has chosen his three as- 
sistant editors. Ralph Usilton will 
replace George as News Editor, 
Al Albertson will step into Joe 
Syzmanski's shoes as Sports Editor, 
and Emily Dryden will succeed 
Wayne Gruehn as Feature Editor. 
Joe Keller will continue to be 
photographer and Dr. Newlin will 
still be chairman of the Board of 
Publications and adviser to the 

The new editors will take over 
publication when the present staff 
retires in February. 

Hold Hop 

The annual Sock Hop, sponsored 
by the Wesley Foundation, was 
held on Sunday Evening, January 
9, from 8:00-10:00. John Parker, 
President of the Foundation, 
judged the sock contest and award- 
ed a pair of Argyles and Hose to 
Tommy Eshmen and Boo Locker 
for having the most original socks 
of the evening. 

The dance contests were judged 
by Wanita Macmullen. Tommy 
Eshman and Clair Talbot won the 
Jitterbug contest; June Walls and 
John Parker won the Waltz; Bruce 
McGarey and Dotty Krooth won 
the Tango contest; and the 
Charleston was won by Bob Pickett 
and Dotty Krooth. Refreshments 
were served. 

George Hanst 

Seniors Banquet 

The annual Senior Banquet was 
was held at The Granary on 
January 6. The guests of honor 
were Miss Amanda T. Bradley, 
Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Doyle, and 
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Henry. Rod 
Smith, President of the Senior 
Class, was the Master of Cere- 
monies. Following dinner, short 
and appropriate addresses were 
given by Dean Bradley, Dean 
Doyle, and Mr. Henry, who gave 
the toast to the Seniors. After 
this, everyone adjourned to the 
outer room. 

Democrat Club 
Nominate Baker 

Result of nominations for officers 
of the Young Democrats show Walt 
Baker unopposed for the presidency. 
Sally Taylor, running for second 
vice-president; Pat Edwards, for sec- 
retary; and Tom Short, for treasur- 
er, are the only candidates for those 
offices. In the only contest so far, 
John Messcrall and Howard Smith 
seek the vice-presidency. Elections 
will be held at the next meeting, at 
which time additional nominations 
may be made from the floor. 

The circumference of the plan- 
et Jupiter is 88,700 miles. 

Canterbury Club To Host 
Governor McKeldin On 23rd 

Adding to what already seems 
an active year for Washington Col- 
lege's Canterbury Club, His Excel- 
lency, Theodore R. McKeldin, Gov- 
ernor of Maryland, will address the 
group on Sunday, January 23rd. T e 
meeting will be he'd at Old St. Paul's 
Church and Parish Hall, Fairlee, at 
4:30 o'clock in the afternoon. The 
Governor will speak in the Parish 
Hall following Evening Prayer and 
a banquet supper. 

Governor McKeldin, one of the 
finest speakers in the East and the 
man who nominated Eisenhower in 
Chicago, is also one of the s'ate's 
leading Episcopal laymen. All Epis- 
copal students and other interested 
persons are invited to attend. 

Among the speakers to be heard 
throughout the year are Dr. Leslie 
Glenn, one of the founders and a 
former president of The Church 

Society for College Work; The Rev- 
erend Roger Blanchard, Executive 
Secretary of the Division of College 
Work, National Council; and Dr. 
Chad Walsh, the outstanding young 
writer in the Episcopal Church. Pete 
Burbage, this year's Can erbury presi- 
dent, recently announced that Dr. 
Howard Mitchell, conductor of the 
National Symphony Orchestra, has 
tentatively agreed to address the 
group on "Christ's Mininistry in 

Canterbury Club membership, 
vhich is not confined to Episcopal- 
ians, ts automatic upon attendance 
at meetings. There are no dues, and 
breakfasts are served without cbarg- 
this year. There is, however a fee 
of 50 cents for banquet suppers. 
Prospective members are encouraged 
to attend meetings. 

SSO Members 
Offer Tutoring 

The members of Sigma Omicron 
have volunteered to act as tutors 
to anyone desiring scholastic aid. 
The program is organized so that each 
member of the society is responsible 
for giving help in the subject for 
which he is qualified. The member 
ship of S. S. O. is large enough to 
represent each department and pro- 
vide a tutor for nearly every course 
offered by the college. 

This program is in no way con- 
nected with the freshman advisor 
program. The members of S. S, O. 
are willing to act as tutors to any- 
one in college from the freshman 
class through the senior class. 

Anyone wishing to be tutored is 
advised to check with the head of 
the department in which he wishes 
help, and the professor will tell him 
which member of S. S. O. to con- 
tact. There is also a list of the 
members of S. S. O., and the sub- 
jects which they are willing to tutor, 
posted on the bulletin board in the 
front hail of Bill Smith. 

This program was not put into 
operation until it had been discus- 
sed with Dean Doyle, who voiced 
his whole-hearted approval, of the 
program of tutors. It has been in 
operation a little more than a week. 
Response from tfhe student body 
indicates that the idea is needed and 

Gallo To Head 
College Players 

Aid© Gallo was elected president 
of The Washington Players on Thurs- 
day, January 6. Other newly elected 
officers are Emily Dryden, secretary, 
and Jack Dankls, treasurer. Aldo long 
has been an active member, both 
in acting and executive capacities. 
Following the- election the Play- 
> discussed plans for ob- 
taining of costumes for the Gilbert 
and Sullivan operetta, "The Milkado \ 
Al Condello, director of "Cock- 
tail Party", gave a report on its pro- 


The first big event on campus in the second semester 
will be Washington College's annual Mid-Winter Reunion 
held this year on Saturday, February 5th, in the midst of the 
semester vacation. This second homecoming of the school 
year will highlight business meetings and other alumni 
affairs, a basketball game, and a dance. 

In the afternoon, a business meeting of the various chapter 
presidents will be held by t.,e Wash- 
ington College Alumni Association. 
Also scheduled during the afternoon 
wilt be a meeting of alumni class 

Following the afternoon's activi- 
ties will be a baske:ball game at 7:30 
P. M., with the Washington College 
cagers meeting Roanoke at the Ches- 
tertown High Schol gym. A "tor 
the game will be the Mid-Winter 
Homecoming Dance at the Ches- 
tertown Armory, sponsored by the 
Varsity Club. The dance, which 
starts at 9:00 P. M., and lasts till 
1:00 A. M., will feature the music 
of Dick Metz, whose orchestra also 
played for the fall Homecoming 

The Chester River Yacht and 
Country Club will be the scene of 
another college function that even- 
ing. Starting at 9:30 P. M„ there 
will be open house at the club for 
the alumni. 

Dr. Gibson Is 

At Meeting 

Dr. Daniel Z. Gibson, president 
of Washington College, was a guest 
panelist in a "Discussion in the 
Round" on January 6th at the Ameri 
can Alumni Council Conference at 
West Point, New York. The panel 
discussion in which Dr. Gibson par 
ticipated was the featured event in 
a three-day program conducted oa 
January 6, 7 and 8th. 

The panel, consisting of two col- 
lege presidents and two alumni as- 
sociation executives, discussed meau 
of improving relationships between 
colleges and their alumni, and the 
mutual responsibilities of the two 

Members of the panel in addition 
to Dr. Gibson were Dr. Francis 
Horn, president of Pratt Institute, 
Brooklyn, New York; James S.ewart, 
Wilmington, Delaware, president of 
the University of Delaware Alumni 
Association; Chandler Cudlippe, 
chairman of the graduate council, 
Princeton University National Alumni 
Association; and moderator Morris 
W. Watkins, executive secretary, the 
Alumnia Federation of Columbia 
University, Inc. 

Phi Sigs Elect 

Phi Sigma Kappa held regular 
semester elections this week and 
renamed George Hanst president. 

Other officers for the coming 
term are Bob Pickett, vice-presi- 
dent; Ken Bunting, secretary; 
Larry Curtiss, treasurer; Augie 
Werner, inductor; Mickey Ander- 
son, sentinel; Jack Winkler, rush 
chairman and I. P. C. delegate. 

Sea water freezes at about two 
degrees centigrade below the tem- 
perature at which fresh water 

Tentative Dates Are Set 
To Give Cocktail Party 

tail Pary" has tentatively been sst 
for Friday and Saturday, February 
25 and 26, with the possibility that 
the three-act comedy will also be 
given on the preceeding Thursday, 

Directed by Al Condello, the play 
deals with different types of people 
and their different reactions in a 
social situation. The plot centers 
around the strange happenings 

Given Editorial Posts 

iLmiiy j-»ryaen and Al Albertson will run the Elm's ieatures 
and sports. 

an unusual cocktail party, and the 
repercussions of those events. 

Lavinia Cbamberlayne (Joan 

Presentation of T. S. Eliot's "Cock- 
Vanik) is an attractive young woman 
in her early thirties. She is very prac- 
tical, self assured and one of the 
socially elite. Her husband. Ed- 
ward Chamberlayne (Jack Wink'er), 
is a young lawyer who does not have 
a great deal of confidence in himself 
— he lets Lavinia make most of his 
decisions for him. Celia Coplestone 
(Eva Cordis) is a very young girl 
who appears rather shallow on the 
;urface, but as the plot develops she 
ecomes one of the deepest charact- 
ers in the entire play. She is very 
iiuoh in love with Edward. 

Alexander McCo'gie Gibbs (Deac 
Dwings) is old, eccentric, and a con- 
loisseur of foods. Although he has 
n-any peculiar habits he is worldly 
wise and is well aware of all that is 
going on. Peter Qui'pe fJohn Parker) 
is an immature "gay blade" with a 
lot of talent, but absoutely no com- 
mon sense. 

Sir Henry Harcourt-Reily (John 
Richey) is a middle aged, intelligent 
osychialrist who appears at the cock- 
tail party as the uninvited guest. 
The nurse-secretary (Anna Lucy All- 
spach) of Sir Henry Harcourtt-Reily 
the typical nurse-secretary type 
who is efficient in all she do?s. The 
caterer man (Joe Keller) is very 
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Washington College Chestertown, Maryland 

Established 1782 

Member of the 
Associated Collegiate Press 

Editor-in Chief RAMONA Willey 

News Editor -------- George Hanst 

Feature Editor ------- Wayne GnUEN 

Sports Editor ------- JOE Szymanski 

Managing Editor ------- Janet Parks 

Business Manager - - - - - - , - Jerry Lambdin 

Photographer -------- Joe Keller 

Circulation Manager HessY Howard 

News Staff — Joan Vanik, Martha Ann Kohout, Barbara Townsend, 

Emily Dryden, Laurel Gunby, Bob Pickett, Ralph Usilton. 

Kakie Brackett 
Feature Staff — Carol Knisely, Stan Goldstien, Shally Bader, Ed. 

Cumor, Anna Lucy Allspach. 
Sports Staff — Jerry Yudisky, Jim Wright, Sam Masera, Stan 

Hoffman, Al Albertson, Al Grimes. 
Typist — B. C. Jones, Pat Anderson, Janet Middleton, Frances Robins. 



I hope you will forgive me for deviating from the beaten 
path and writing a rather personal and long editorial for this 
issue. That is the result of choosing a female editor. Women 
are like that, you know, they delight in having the last word 
on almost all occasions. Perhaps that's why so few of them 
are editors. Since this is the last ELM that will be published 
with my name up in the Staff Box, I plan to seize the oppor- 
tunity and write just whatever comes into my head. 

My staff and I have been toiling and fretting (plus 
arguing, fuming and fussing at times) over the ELM for a 
year now. There have been many complaints about our 
work, not the constructive kind. But there have been a few 
compliments too - almost unheard of in the collegiate 
newspaper business. The complaints didn't bother us TOO 
much because we knew we had done our best with the 
available staff, finances, and materials. Though encouraging 
and greatly appreciated, compliments were not the sought 
after goal of our labors. Our satisfaction came from the 
finished product. As our 600 copies rolled off the press we 
couldn't have been prouder had it been the New York Times. 
What I'm trying to say is, that despite the work and worry . . . 
well . . it's just worth it. 

Certainly this is the proper time and place to say a 
sincere thank you to some of the people who helped me most: 
To the reporters who made stories out of oft'times impossible 
assignments. They are here and now forgiven for misspelling 
every other word. To the typists who usually did their work 
around midnight the night before deadlines. To the photo- 
grapher who chased unwilling subjects all over campus and 
accepted unforgivably late assignments. To the business 
manager who paid the bills without arguing that pictures 
cost money which we haven't got. To the wonderful people 
down at the Kent Publishers where the News Editor and I 
spent long afternoons before each issue was printed. Probably 
the most memorable part of our jobs, we enjoyed watching 
as experienced and skillful printers made a newspaper out 
of the mess we had handed over to them. We liked the 
atmosphere, the cokes, the jokes, and a peculiar vibrating 
machine (they have a machine for everything down there) 
which the editor-in-chief believes would be good for reducing. 

The final thank yous go to my Assistant Editors. Sports 
Editor Joe Szymanski, and old hand at his job, whipped up 
his page with no strain, no pain, each deadline. Feature 
Editor, Wayne Gruehn, despite trials and tribulations, came 
up with some original stories for his page. News Editor, 
George Hanst, carrying the heaviest department, was equally 
as important to me as my right arm when deadlines rolled 

As you read on page one, George will succeed me as 
Editor-in-Chief of the ELM. After working with George 
for a year I know that the Board's choice was a wise one. 
He has interest and enthusiasm for the newspaper field, 
as well as technical know-how coupled with ability as a 
writer. In choosing his Assistant Editors he has shown ex- 
tremely good judgement. I am sure the Elm will prosper 
when placed in their capable hands. 

So with both a sigh of relief and a feeling a fond reluc- 
tance I had over my key to the ELM room and peck away 
at my last editoriaL R L W 

Culture Corner 

By Shelly and Stan 

This is a little late we know but we compiled the following 
list of New Year's resolutions overheard at parties all over 
the world. 

Teharan, Persia (The Shah's Palace) - I will pay the 
postage on that trunk and have it sent home. 

Washington, D. C. (Speech Dept. at Galluadet) - I'll fly 
down and see my old classmates soom. 

Mardella Springs - I'll have to give up waiting for the 
milkman and get some rest now that O'Malley is coming back. 

Cape May - I'll work this summer on the beach for my 
thirty-seventh consecutive year. 

Lynbrook - I'll try and be more gentle with the little 
fellows because then more will live and my experiments 
can go on 

Baltimore - I won't bring any friends home late at night 

Dear Readers, 

Our resoulution for the coming year is to insult 
and embarrass everyone possible. 

Flash!! last reports from the Nation's Capital: Uncle Tut is 

back in form again. 

Attention Animal Kingdom!! What is Mrs. Skunk hiding that 

only Mr. Skunk can see? 

Song of the Week. . . Dedicated to a Misty-eyed 
Freshman - "What are you Doing New Years' Eve?" 

Jim Kregers' Yule escapades in Oxford had him searching 

elsewhere for greener pastures. It seems his choice of one 

has narrowed to none. 

Congratulations to the Snack Bar for no reason at all. 

What young lady was seen with Whom doing what and where? 

Congrats, to Allen Stevenson for making Corporal. 

This column has heard that the Foo's most distinguished 

Brother, Ollie, is having spring tendencies in January. 

A Happy New Year to Myrna Smirnoff. 

Since we have been back at school less than a week 
we have been unable to uncover too much trash so 
wc decided that this would be a perfect time to 
announce the entry rules for the Firsst Annual . . . 

1. All girls must be female. 

2. My alarm goes off before the neighborhood rooster 
starts his warm-up. 

3. I have an aunt named Albert. 

4. I will never raise seahorses or kohlrabi for profit with- 
out permission of the president. 

5. I have at least one uncle who habitually smokes a 

6. My father can lick your father. 

7. When in Kindergarden (in my youth), I received a 
straight "A" in "Sandpile". 

The judges will be picked from the elite of Chincoteague 

society. Some of the famous personages will include the 

well known photographer Seymour Hair, the historian Mr. 

John Queeg, M. D., D. D. S., and S. O. B., Miss Helenkeller, 

and the ever popular society leader Miss Polly Adler. 

All entries must be sent in on clean double strength Scot Paper 

and be accompained by 6 beer caps. The judging will 

be held on May 28, 1955. 

All judges decision will be rediculous and no judge can be 

bought for less then one six-pack. 

Attention Reservists! 
Xerxes has crossed the Dardanelles and Athens feels 
war is inevitable. 
Readers, you really are in luck; not only do you get the 
Broccoli Queen Beauty Contest rules, but we are also going 
lo reveal the contents of a most timely piece of literature 
which we found in our mailbox, to wit: 
Having trouble in your business, love, domestic or 
finiancial affairs? 

Why go on living in DOUBT when the answers to 
your problems may be within your reach. Facts not 
promises, your LUCKY NUMBERS AND YOUR 

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all her work is sacred and confidental 
Guarantees to read your entire life-past present and 
future! Tells if bad luck is natural, what part of the 
country is best for you how to hold the one you love, 
overcome evil influences, locate absent friends and 
relatives, make up lover's quarrels and do anything 
else you might want done. 

everybody welcome 
Well, what can we say except WOW! By George, there'll be 
no studing for finals this semester; no siree, we'll just hop 
down to near Gerties Dance Hall, and take in a seance or two 
with all-knowing Madame Mary. Boy what a break! Pro- 
fessors better beware, even though she didn't advertise them, 
I have a sneaking suspicion she can cast spells too. The 
profs better take it easy on the troops come finals or Zapo! 
Madame Mry will do her stuff. 

see you 'near Gerties' 

President of Panama - 1 do not chose to run again. 

Spain - I'll try and hold free elections in the palace this 
year and if they work 

Moscow - I'll kill anyone that gets in my way. 

France - I'll switch from milk to Calvert in time for my 
next party. 

London - I'll hire an artist that can finish the job next 

Tibet - I'll be back for the next series of student gov't 

Formosa - I'll invade this year for sure. 

Wisconsin - I chose to run. 

Cafe Society - Mickey and Co. won't have to pick up the 
checks due to the big boom in business. (Looks like business 
is picking up again). 

Flushing - I'll see that we both get our work done on time 
next year. 

Las Vegas - 1 doubt it but we'll try. 

Arkansas - I'll pay the jeweler by June. 

On A Senior 

by Carol Kniseley 

As one of the most active and 
well liked boys at W. C, Tommy 
Bounds has earned the honor of 
being the outstanding senior for 
this week. Coming to W. C. from 
Mardela, Md. as a freshman, with 
a lively interest in all phases of 
college life, Tommy soon became 
a leader on campus. With sports 
as one of his main interests he 
joined the baseball team, playing 
centerfield, and is their captain 
this year. He also plays soccer, 
intramural basketball, and is vice- 
president of the Varsity Club. 
Active in fraternity life, Tommy 
is president of Theta Chi Fraterni- 
ty and secretary of the Inter- 

fraternity Council. In the 
acedemic field Tommy is majoring 
in chemistry and minoring in re- 
lated subjects. As a junior he 
was initiated into O. D. K. and 
is its president for this year. 
Usually Tommy can be seen in the 
Snack Bar, studying in Reid Hall 
or just walking around campus 
with Sue Reichlin, who wears his 
OX pin. After graduation 
Tommy's immediate future plan is 
to serve in the Navy, perhaps 
0. C. S. In whatever the future 
holds everyone here at W. C. wishes 
him much success. 




back to salt mines . . . chris:mas 
real george . . . had table all to 
self at foo party . . . more diamonds 
disconcerting . . . mildred cool about 
umbrella gift . . . gave me a hope 
chest . . . fool . . . one crises after 
another . . . must avoid cramming 
for finals . . . write three term 
papers instead . . . found reason 
tor infamous tues — mon exam 
schedule . . . joe and ermon having 
first intercollegiate intellectual 
contest that weekend . . . . st. 
John's invited .... who else .... 
we've waited so long . . . worried 
about humphrey . . . wanted to go 
sorority .... explained . . . been 
lost for days .... funny little 
diseases in reid hall .... frosh 
getting nervous . . . those nasty 
dean's slips .... or all have d. t. 's 
lost generation . . . senior brawl 
at granary .... four years' 
frustration released .... or 
drowned . . . d. b. left early . . . 
so did class prexy .... musn't tell 
del ... . fool .... new dietician. . . 
that's a dietician .... husband . . . 
food shows improvement . . . .who 
needs food .... humphrey just in 
looks bad .... went on psych trip 
tuesday .... got to talking to 
man in white suit . . . humphrey . . . 

"Well — believe thee me . . . 
This here's a filler . . . That's what 
it is all right ... But that's neither 
hither nor thither ... nor yon 
either for that matter ... and if 
it's not . . . well . . . I'll be a 
dirty birdl" 

01' Lonesome George 

Sixteen American states pro- 
duce coking coal 





Bergan V.S. McCullougn 
Scoring Battle Forecasted 

by Jerry Yudizky 

For a comparatively little school like this (in size) there 
is quite a lot about which to write and boast when reviewing 
the past year — athletic-wise. I doubt if many other schools 
of like size can claim so large a percentage of champions — 
teams or individuals — as W. C. can for the year of 1954. 
There could hardly have been a year of more glory in the 
school's 172 years than the one just past. During the past 
twelve months the Sho'men took top honors in the Laurie 
Cox Division of the Inter-Collegiate Lacrosse Association, won 
the pennant in the Mason-Dixon baseball conference, and 
beat Haverford for the Middle-Atlantic soccer championship. 
Fleet-footed Lew Buckley showed his heels to over 90 other 
hill-and-dalers as he won the M-D cross country title meet 
when he crossed the finish line first in the sixth of the 
seven meets in which he ran this fall. 

Those were all first place, championship honors. There 
were numerous other notes of glory which can be sung about. 
Coach Clark's lacrosse squad was ranked fifth best in the 
country by the Wingate National Lacrosse Association, being 
topped only by Navy, Army, Maryland, and Duke. Syracuse, 
who tied W. C. as co-champs in the Laurie Cox Division, also 
tied W. C. for fifth place in the Wingate ratings, along with 
Princeton. This was the highest rating ever achieved by a 
W. C. stick team. Individual honors went to the team's co- 
captains, attackman Bob Lipsitz and defenseman Dick Weller, 
who performed commendably for the South in the All-Star 
gamed played during the summer. Weller, goalie John 
Parker, and attackmen Mickey DiMaggio and John "Hezzy" 
Howard made honorable mention on the All-American team. 
Howard got his name in the record books, leading the country 
in assists during the season with 51. His one game high of 
14 against Loyola was a new W. C. record. 

Jumping Jack Bergen was the Sho'men's representative 
in the honors department on the basketball court, being 
chosen on the second team of the Al-Mason-Dixon Con- 
ference. As of the last day of '54, Bergen's name was listed 
as the third leading scorer among the nation's small colleges 
with 30 points per game, (an average he is still maintaining). 

There were many, many more athletic feats during 
1954. There was Dean Wood's perfect record in baseball 
with five wins and no losses, with Ronnie Sisk right be- 
hind that with six wins and only two defeats. And there 
were the four shut-outs by "the Fizz", Joe Szymanski, who 
made everybody's All-Star soccer taam as either first or 
second choice in the gqalie position. In close competition 
in the All-Star booters popularity poll was rugged forward 
Roger Smoot, with a total of 11 goals to his credit for the 
season. Other players who made the M-D, Middle Atlantic, 
or All-South teams were linemen Barry Burns, Jack Dail, 
Rex Lenderman, and Luther Vaught, and backs Mort 
Lenane and Arnold Sten. 

A word must be said about the one thing that, above 
all else, made the aforementioned successes possible — and 
that was TEAMWORK. Everbody worked for the glory 
and success of the team, and not for their own individual 
interests. It was hard to pick out any one or two most 
outstanding players when everybody did such a magnifi- 
cent all-out job in every contest. The result — a banner year 
in athletics — for the school, the coaches, the players, and 
the spectators. 

Shore Cagers 
Bow, 112-108 

Washington, Jan. 11 (AP) — 
Washington College Guard Jack 
bergen poured in 42 points to- 
night but it wasn't enough — Gal- 
laudet downed the Eastern Shore- 
men, 112-108, in an overtime 

The 6'1" senior from New 
Brunswick, N. J., broke the 1952- 
'53 individual scoring record held 
by Dan Samele. The latter set his 
mark against West Chester of Pa., 
with a 41 point output in regulation 
time, while Bergan's mark of 42 
2ame in an overtime period. 

The regular four quarters of 
the Mason-Dixon contest ended 
98-98. Gallaudet's George Wild- 
ng opened up the extra period 
with a layup basket and a free 
throw to give his team a margin 
it kept from there on out. 

Bergen netted his total of 16 
?oals and 12 free throws. Joe 
Rose was high for Galladuet with 

The first kindergartens were 
up in Germany In 1837. 

2nd Loss for W.C. 

Captain Jim Rich's lay-out in the 
waning seconds of the overtime per- 
iod gave West Chester State Teachers 
a 60-59 victory over Washing on Col- 
ege on the victor's court. 

It was the Sho'men's second con- 
secutive defeat having previously lest 
to Gallaudet while the Teachers 
racked up their fifth victory in nine 

With less than two minutes to go 
in the overtime period and Washing- 
ton leading 57-53, forward Jerry 
Griffe's connected with two field 
(Continued on page 4) 

W. C. Booters On Top Teams 

Three men from Washington 
College's 1954 soccer team were 
named to the Middle Atlantic Con- 
ference All-League Team and 
eight were chosen for the All- 
Souther Soccer Team. 

Goalie Joe Szymanski, back Mort 
Lenane, and lineman Roger Smoot 
were selected for the Middle 
Atlantic All-League Team, and 
back Sam Spicer and lineman 
Barry Burns received honorable 

The eight Washington College 
men who were named to the All- 
Southern Team were center for- 
ward Roger Smoot, inside left 
Barry Burns, goalie Joe Szymanski, 
outside left Luther Vaught, right 

halfbacks Rex Lenderman and Jack 
Dail, center halfback Mort Lenane 
and left halfback Arnold Sten. 

Washington College's selections, 
with the teams they were placed 
on, were Smoot, Burns, Szymanski 
and Lenderman, second team; 
Vaught, Dail and Lenane, fourth 
team; and Sten, fifth team. 

The Naval Academy led the first 
team with three players, while 
Washington College dominated the 
second team with four. Ten teams 
.rum the southern division had 
players chosen for the All -South- 
ern team. 

Very small mammals cannot 
survive an arctic winter. 

ning, they are still able to upset 
the cart. 

Through games played as of 
Tuesday of this week, the Mets 
swamped the Foos, 43-21 with 
Chuck King showing the way with 
23 points. Kappa Alpha turned 
back the Phi Sigs 39-19 as Ronnie 
Defilice scored 22 counters. In 
the first overtime contest of the 
season, the Vets eked out a 34-33 
win over Fox well. Lou Morris led 
the winners with 15 points. Theta 
Chi rolled to their second victory 
(Continued on page 4) 

NTRAMURAL ACTION takes place in Cain Gym as Bob 
Jones, Fizz Bar center, blocks Foxwell forward Bob Leiber- 
man's attempt to score. The victorious Fizz Bar five remained 
undefeated with a 4 - record. 

Fizz Bars First; 
KA Upset Twice 
By Theta, Vets 

Joe Szymanski's Fizz Bars re- 
main at the top of the heap in 
the intramural basketball league 
as a result of their 34-26 victory 
over Theta Chi and Kappa Alpha's 
two upset defeats at the hands of 
Theta Chi and the Vets. These 
two defeats at the hands of Theta 
Chi and the Vets. These two de- 
feats have dimmed the Southerners 
chances of coping the league crown 
and at this writing are tied with 
the surprising Phi Sigs for third 
place, one-half game ahead of the 
Vets and the Mets. 

Although the Fizz Bars are 
virtually assured of the season 
crown and a playoff spot, the 
scramble for the remaining play- 
off slots should prove interesting. 
In the second spot are the Oxmen 
from Theta Chi with a 4-1 record. 
Tied with identical 3-2 records are 
the Phi Sigs and the slumping 
KA's. One-half game behind are 
the Vets (2-2) and the Mets (2-2) 
followed by Foxwell (2-3). Al- 
though the "Foos" and the Hawks 
are mathematically out of the run- 

By Allen Grimes 
Washington College makes it's bid tonight as a Mason 
Dixon basketball power when the Sho'men jump against 
Loyola College at 8:15 P. M. in the Chestertown High 
School gym. 

Loyola has been one of the top teams in the M-D circuit, 
along with Mount Saint Mary's and Baltimore University. 
The Sho' team hopes to rebound against them after their 
suprising upset at the hands of Gallaudet, 112-108 A 
decisive victory over Loyola would leave little doubt as to 
Washington's being a proven power, not just another potential 

During the last several years, 
Loyola has had the edge on the 
Sho'men. Last season the boys 
from Baltimore took both games, 
76-53 on their court and a 61-58 
thriller here at home. 

Loyola has a great p'.ayer in 
Charlie McCullough. A hometown 
boy, McCullough returns to Loyola 
after serving in the Armed Forces. 
The G'S" star is leading the squad 
in both offense and defense. At 
present he is boasting a 25 point 
average. Wednesday night he 
dropped in 39 points against 
Western Maryland besides con- 
trolling both backboards. 

Backing McCullough up are four 
almost equal players, Jerry Komin, 
Jim Allenbaugh, Jim Staiti,, and 
Gene Grimes, who against Western 
Maryland got 11, 10, 10, 10, re- 
spectively. The advantage of 
having five men who can score 
keeps some of the pressure off 
McCullough and makes Loyola 
hard to defend against. 

Loyola's all-over record (6-3 Isn't 
impressive from the win-loss stand 
point due to the competition played. 
Their losses have come at the hands 
of Georgetown University, 74-63 
(conqueror's of the mighty Terps 
of Maryland), Iona College, 72-62 
and Villanova College 81-67. 
Loyola is tied with Mount Saint 
Mary's for first place in the 
Mason-Dixon Conference with a 
4-0 record- 
Washington and Loyola have de- 
feated both Catholic U. and West- 
ern Maryland. The Sho'men took 
the Cardinals 82-70 while Loyola 
snowed them 107-60. Against 
Western Maryland, however the 
difference wasn't as much. Wash- 
ington won 84-74 and Loyola by 
a 87-75 score. 

While Loyola holds a definate 
height advantage, the Sho'men are 
staking their hopes on their all 
around ball playing. Even though 
the Sho' team has dropped thr*?e 
this year, they've all been close 
games. Two were in overtimes and 
the last one was to favored West 
Chester, 60-59. Coach Smith feels 
that the team is one of Washing- 
ton's best and that Loyola is going 
to find itself on the short end of 
the score tonight. 

L aps ball to his forward Bob Sullivan (#22) as the SHO'MEN 
tripped Western Maryland 83 - 74 on the victors court. 




Intra murals 

as three men scored in double 
figures, downing the Mets, 45-24. 
The Fizz Bars picked up their 
second victory of the campaign, 
crushing Lambda Chi, 67-21. Bill 
Money with 18 points showed the 

Kappa Alpha had to overcome 
and 18-14 halftime defecit to turn 
back a stubborn Hawk team and 
pick up their third win. Defilice 
was high with 14. Towering Roger 
Kinhardt paced the Phi Sigs with 
15 points as they squeezed by the 
Vets, 32-31. In a game in which 
tempers flared, the Pizz Bars 
knocked Theta Chi from the un- 
beaten list by virtue of a 34-26 
win. Money and Benard with 10 
poinLs each were high for the win- 
ners. The Foos finally got on the 
victory parade and climbed out 
of the cellar as they handed the 
Hawks their fourth setback, 31-27. 
Jerry Caporoso with 11 counters 
led the scoring. Lou Buckley then 
led the Oxmen with 12 counters as 
thty bounced back from their first 

setback and beat the Foos, 42-27. 
The Fizz Bars made it four in a 
row" by virtue of a 62-36 victory 
over Foxwell. Bernard was high 
for the winners with 22 points. 
The Mets then proceeded to upset 
the Phi Sigs 49-25 behind Tom 
Jacobs and Dick Lent who scored 
18 counters each. 

In one of the big upsets of the 
year, Theta Chi handed KA their 
first defeat of the season by a 
close 34-31 score. Ralph Laws 
with 14 points was high. The 
Hawks took over sole possession 
of the cellar as Foxwell handed 
them their fifth straight loss of the 
season, 46-33. Haupt and Sten 
with 14 each were high for the 
winners. The Phi Sigs climbed 
within one-half game of second 
place with a 40-19 victory over the 
Foos. In another surprise upset, 
the sixth place Vets handed KA 
their second defeat of the season 
with a sound 40-30 victory behind 
Lou Morris' 14 points. Haupt (19) 
and Sten (17) paced Foxwell to 
their second victory of the season, 
a 49-45 vin over the Mets. 


goals to tie the score 57 all. But 
Captain Jack Bergan monentarily 
put the visitors out in front 59-57 
with his favoiite one hand jump shot 
from the foul circle. 

The clock showed eleven sec- 
onds to go when Rich drew a foul 
on bis faking jump shot. He convert- 
ed his first attempt but missed the 
second "bonus" shot and in the 
scrimmage for the ball, the out 
stainding scorer fro mPa. retrieved 
the ball, outmaneu vexed his defense 
and dropped in his 24th point for the 
leciding margin of victor/. 


much of a comic who speaks wi:h a 
Cockney accent. 

"Cocktail Party" is done "in the 
ound" and will be enacted in Cain 
gym, with a special set designed by 
Harvey Samis being used. 




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Advisor System 
Held Successful 

The Student Advisor System, in- 
troduced on this campus for the 
first time this year, has been a 
success this past semester, accor- 
ding to Dean Joseph Doyle. This 
means by which Freshmen can be 
helped in adjusting to college life 
is the newest method for aiding 
the Freshman during his first year 
in college. A variation of this sys- 
tem is used on many other cam- 
puses and it has become very pop- 
ular in the last few years. 

Here at Washington College the 
advisors are upper classmen, cho- 
sen strictly on a volunteer basis, 
Each advisor is assigned from one 
to three Freshmen whom he or she 
will be responsible for during the 
year. The primary job of the ad- 
visor is to help with academic 
work, although discipline, athletics, 
and personal problems are often 
dealt with. The Freshmen report 
to their advisor when they have 
difficulty, the advisor helps the 
student with his problem and helps 
him decide about his problem what- 
ever it may be. 

This system has proven its worth 
in one semester both to the stu- 
dents and the faculty. Dean Doyle 
pointed out that the system is a 
well-needed link between the ad- 
ministration and the new student, 
(Continued on page 4) 

Dates Set For 

Fraternity and sorority bidding 
for new members will take place 
next week, according to announce- 
ments from the Inter-Fraternity 
and Pan-Hellenic councils. 

Due to difficulties involving the 
Convocation on Tuesday, the 
fraternity bids will not be re- 
ceived then but on Wednesday 
from 12 noon to five, from Dean 
Doyle's office. Traditional "Silence 
Period" will be observed from 5 
p. m. Tuesday until the same time 
Wednesday, during which interval 
no communication between fresh 
men and fraternity men will be 
permitted. In accordance with the 
change in bidding dates, the 
fraternities will meet on Tuesday 
night instead of Monday. Full 
rules will be posted by the IFC. 

Sorority bids will be given out on 
Friday from 7 to 8 p. m. Silence 
period for the women is scheduled 
from midnight Thursday until 8 
p. m. Friday. After bidding, which 
will be held in Dean Bradley's 
office, those who accept will go 
to their respective sorority rooms 
for pledging. 

Make New 
Academic Rule 

At a recent Academic Council 
meeting the following decision was 
reached: "The Academic Council 
has studied the cases of students 
who have been permitted to carry 
semester hour loads above the 
maximum loads permitted by col- 
lege regulations. As a result of 
this study the Academic Council 
has prescribed that no further 
such exceptions shall be made. 

"Students in their sophomore 
and junior years who are behind 
schedule in completing graduation 
requirements are therefore remind- 
ed to make provision for summer 
school before the beginning of their 
senior year if they wish to graduate 
with their classes." 

As an explanation and a warning 
to all students, Dean Doyle wishes 
to add: "Sophomores who have 
completed less than 60 hours' work 
next June and Juniors who have 
completed less than 90 hours 
should consult with their advisers 
as to the choice of a summer school. 
If they need more semester hours 
than regulations permit for stu- 
dents with whatever cumulative 
index they have, when they reach 
the senior year, they will be obliged 
to obtain these added credits after 
the senior year, either in summer 
school or during a later semester." 

"These regulations should form 
an important part of the planning 
of any student who has failed in 
courses or carried a reduced credit 
load. It is of particular importance 
that this planning begin early, in 
the sophomore and junior years." 

ODK Taps 
Four Men 

Three students and one faculty 
member were tapped into Omicron 
Delta Kappa honorary activities 
fraternity in a ceremony at Thurs- 
day's assembly. John Parker, 
Roger Smoot, Jack Hunter, and 
Professor Jack Henry were 
itiated immediately after the pro- 

Kelso Morrell, Johns Hopkins 
professor and lacrosse coach, spoke 
to the audience about leadership 
and the ways any individual can 
develop it. 

Parker was recognized for his 
achievements as captain of the 
lacrosse squad, president of the 
Mt. Vernon Literary Society, and 
president of the Wesley Found- 

Smoot is the newly-elected presi- 
dent of Theta Chi, a varsity club 
member from the soccer team, 
vice-president of the Junior class, 
and class representative to the 
Student Council. 

Jack Hunter, new Lambda Chi 
Alpha president, is also president 
of S. S. O. scholarship society. 

Mr. Henry is president of the 
local chapter, American Associ- 
ation of University Professors, and 
adviser to the Young Republicans. 

John H. Powell To Speak 
At Convocation On 22nd 

Pegasus Contest 

The Pegasus this week revealed 
plans for a photography contest 
to collect informal shots of students 
and activities which would be 
suitable for publication in the year- 
book. Prizes, probably cash, will 
be awarded, but nothing definite 
has been decided as yet. 

Participation and subject matter 
are unlimited. Photos may cover 
any time from April 1954 to the 
deadline, March 1. Entrants must 
place names and addresses on the 
backs of the pictures and be able 
to produce the negatives. 

23 Enroll 

At College 

Twenty-three students entered 
Washington College this February 
to raise the number enrolled to 
about four-hundred. 

The new entrants are: 

Warner Andrews from Crisfield, 
Maryland; Gilbert Andrews from 
Salem, New Jersey; Caroll Beck 
from Baltimore, Maryland; Hector 
Baquero from Colombia, South 
America; Anthony Byles from Mill- 
brook, New York; Victor Collier 
from Gaithersberg, Maryland; 
Thomas Cullis from Warton, Mary- 
land; Burell Driscoll from Brook- 
lyn, New York; Robert Hand from 
Washington, D. C.;Rodney Harri- 
son from Oxford, Maryland; Wil- 
liam Howe from Floral Park, New 
York; Oliver Hubbard from East 
New Market, Maryland; James 
Kincaid from Hempstead, New 
York; Thomas Knight from Silver 
Spring, Maryland; Richard Lester 
from Sewaren, New Jersey; Gor- 
don Malone from Prince Frederick, 
Maryland ; Luther Moore from 
Salisbury, Maryland; George Rob- 
bins from Vineland, New Jersey 
Ann Schreiber from Chestertown, 
Maryland; Richard Sherman from 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Achille 
Silvestri from Penns Grove, New 
Jersey; Cynthia Stewart from 
Salisbury, Maryland; Warren 
Wasson from Belmore, New York; 
Samuel Williams from Penns 
Grove, New Jersey. 

Sheldon Deutsch, Reginald Rock- 
well, Herb Turk, Lew Morris, and 
Ray Wall were graduated in 

39 Make Dean's List; 
OX's, Alpha Chi's Ah ead 

Fraternity Elections 

In two fraternity elections this 
week for choosing next year's 
officers, Roger Smoot became presi- 
dent of Theta Chi, and Jack 
Hunter was named president of 
Lambda Chi Alpha. Other officers 
of Theta Chi are Ralph Laws, vice- 
president; Al Albertson, secretary; 
Bud Kelling, corresponding secre- 
tary. Treasurer and house man- 
ager have not been appointed. 

Lambda Chi officers are Joe 
Keller, vice-president; John Kruse, 
secretary; Bernie Mitchell, Treas- 
urer* Jerry Caporoso, rush chair- 

The Dean's List for September, 
1954 to January 1955 is based on 
the obtaining of a 2.25 semester 
average or better. This average will 
continue until September, 1955 when 
the requirement for Dean's List will 
be 2.50 or better. This raise in 
scholastic standing will coincide 
with the honors at graduation which 
are: 3.00 for summa cum laude; 
2.75 for magna cum laude; and 2.50 
for oum laude; and 2.00 entitling 
one to honorable mention as merit- 

The over-all school average for 
the first semester was 1.256. Women 
students averaged 1.371, while the 
men totaled a 1.214. The all Frat- 
ernity-Sorority index was 1.515. Non- 
Fratemity-Sorority average was 
1.078. Sororities precede Fraternity 
indices by the difference between 
1.371 and 1.214. 

A break-down by class averages 
shows the senior class in the lead as 
in past years: Senior men 1.633, wo- 
men 1.716, all-class 1.659: Junior 
men 1.286, women 1.608, all-class 
1.371; Sophomore men 1.154, wo- 
men 1.125, all-class 1.145; Freshmen 
men .973, women 1.1 17, all-class 

Theta Chi Fraternity received the 
honors for the highest fraternity 
average and Alpha Ohi Omega led 
the sororities in scholastic honors. 

The fraternity averages were as 
follows: Theta Chi 1.566; Phi Sigma 
Kappa 1.535; Kappa Alpha 1.436; 
and Lamba Chi Alpha 1.392. In the 
sororities, Alpha Ohi Omega took 
first place with a 1.745, while Zeta 
Tau Alpha totaled a 1.626, and 
Alpha Omicron Pi averaged a 1.391. 
The members of the Dean's List 
for the first semester are as fol- 

Ayers, Betty — 2.866 
Clements, Larry — 2.411 
Dore, William — 3.000 
Golt, Jane — 2.411 
Hatem, Rose — 2.785 
Kaufman, Stan — 3.000 
Kohout, Martha — 2.533 
Owings, Donald — 2.642 
Stapelton, Gordon — 2.250 
Todd, Omro — 2.823 
Townsend, Barbara — 2.533 

Barton, Charles — 2.437 
Bell, Leslie — 2.437 
Bunting, Kenneth — 2.823 
Dryden, Emily — 2.647 
Duval, Sondra — 2.666 
Hanners, Curtis — 2.647 
Henry, Geraldine — 2.666 
Howard, John — 2.352 
Kramer, Joan — 2.352 
Laws, Ralph — 2.769 

(Continued on page 4) 

Washington's Birthday Convoc- 
ation will be held Tuesday, Feb- 
ruary. 22, during fourth period. 
An Academic Procession of the 
faculty in caps and gowns will 
commence the program. 

John H. Powell, historian, teach- 
er, lecturer, and writer, will be the 
speaker at the Convocation. He 
is perhaps best known for his book, 
Bring Out Your Dead", which 
describes the terror and heroism 
of the yellow fever plague of 1793. 
Mr. Powell, a graduate of Swarth- 
more College, is also a journalist 
in American History and Consti- 
tutional Law. He taught American 
History at many institutions in- 
cluding Iowa State College, the 
University of Delaware, and Bryn 
Mawr College, and was research 
librarian in The Free Library of 

Assembly attendance will be on 
Tuesday instead of Thursday, the 
week of the 21st, and third period 
classes will be dismissed at 10:50 
a. m. on February 22. 

"Harvy" To Tour 
Iceland . . . Maybe 

The Washington Players' pro- 
duction of Harvey, may be present- 
ed in Iceland, . . . possibly. 

The project has received the 
wholehearted approval of the ad- 
ministration, the Players, and the 
Military Air Transport Service, 
through whom the trip is arranged; 
the only thing lacking is an 
affirmative reply from the Com- 
mander at Keflavik Airport in 
Iceland. Joe Keller, who engineer- 
ed the whole deal, expects an 
answer sometime this week. 

Meanwhile he has begun ar- 
ranging details here, estimating 
sizes of the set and the production 
staff. Keller figures on a thousand 
pounds of equipment and a cast of 
eleven, six men and five women, 
which will serve as the stage 
crew also. 

The military requested a week 
trip and six performances by the 
group, which would receive no pay 
but would get transportation and 

The Players hope to make the 
trip during the spring vacation 
If that is impossible, some other 
time in April or May will be ar- 

Frosh Council 
Plans Party 

The Reid Hall Library was the 
scene of an enthusiastic meeting 
of the Freshman Council last Fri- 
day night. Tom Elmore, president 
of the Freshman Class, presided 
over the newly formed council. 
The council is composed of vol- 
untary members who wish to 
further the interests of their class. 

The foremost issue under dis- 
cussion was the advancement of 
class spirit. The twenty members 
in attendance agreed that the seed 
of spirit, once effeciently planted, 
will grow to engulf the entire 
student body. Practical steps in 
this direction were suggested. 
A tentative date for a shipwreck 
party was set. The council be- 
lieves that a freshman party will 
help unify the class and provide an 
opportunity for its new members to 
become acquainted with their class- 
mates. Ken Bourne, Student 
Government President, presented a 
short address in which he re - 
emphasized the importance of class 
spirit. Ken urged the council to 
work in close co-operation with the 
Student Government. 

Other ideas discussed by the 
council were: (1) the institution of 
a new system of freshman hazing 
which will be shorter and more 
disciplined than former systems. 
(2) an assembly sponsored by the 
Freshman class. (3) the election 
of freshmen to the Student Council. 

Tom Elmore extends an in- 
vitation to all the "Frosh" to take 
a more active part in their class 

Games Monday 

The Sho'men meet Catholic U. 
here on Monday in the next-to-last 
home game. A J. V. game is 

Phi Sig Dance 

The Moonlight Ball, sponsored by 
the Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity 
will be held on Saturday, March 
5, 1955. The dance will be from 
9:00 to 1:00, and will be in the 
Cain Gymnasium. Music for the 
affair will be furnished by The 
Vagabands, from Elkton, Mary- 
land. A highlight of the ball will 
be the selecting of the "Moonlight 
Girl". The price of tickets has not 
been disclosed yet. 





Washington College Chestertown, Maryland 

Established 1782 

Member of the 
Associated Collegiate Press 

Editor-in-Chief - George Hanst 

News Editor Ralph Usilton 

Feature Editor Emily Dryden 

Sportt Editor - - Al Albertson 

Circulation Manager Hezzy Howard 

Business Manager - JERRY Lambdin 

Plutographer Job Keller 

News Staff — Bud Moore, Kakie Brackett, Martha Ann Kohout. 
Feature Staff — Boo Locker, Janet Parks, Myra Bonhage, Anna Lucy 

Allspach, Shelly Bader, Stan Goldstein, Hezzy Howard, 
Sports Staff — Jerry Yudizky, Allen Grimes, Jim Walker Chuck 

Covington, Bert Lederer, Jim Wright, Wayne Gruehn, 

Steve Hoffman. 
Typist — B. C. Jones, Pat Anderson, Janet Middleton, Frances Robins. 

About The Blessing .... 

Recent action by the Student Council, requesting the 
various religion groups to conduct the prayer at meals, is a 
positive move to replace the pandemonium which occurs 
during the blessing with some measure of dignity and re- 

Many persons contribute to this pandemonium and to the 
ensuing disrespectful attitude toward the blessing. In the 
midst of thankful words, persons are pouring milk, buttering 
bread, scraping chairs, talking about classes, telling jokes, 
imitating the one saying grace; waiters occasionally enhance 
the disorder by clomping across the floor. Still in the midst 
of thankful words, some unfortunate soul who can't remain 
standing for a six-second blessing, collapses into his chair, and 
students follow like stacked dominoes, through noisier than 
the Great Plains' "thundering herds." For a scant six seconds 
per meal, very few persons can find the incentive to be thank- 
ful or want to find it. 

The grace-time manners make a farce of the Catalogue's 
statement on conduct: "All students entering Washington 
College agree thereby to conduct themselves as ladies and 
gentlemen,, and to refrain from any action which might 

bring disrepute upon the school This declaration applies 

to dining hall conduct as well as to dormitory conduct. 
At no time is public abuse of this ideal more noticeable 
than during those six seconds. And to prospective freshmen, 
appalled at what would seem to be the normal conduct during 
the blessing, those six seconds could well be a disenchanting 
experience "which would send them elsewhere. 

The religion clubs have an opportunity to inspire re- 
verence for the blessing; the challenge is one the groups 
can not reject. 

Letter To Editor 

Dear Sir: 

On this campus the only effevtive 
and direct way the student voice 
can reach the administration is 
through the Student Council By «o 
other means could students haver re- 
ceived a favorable cut system or a 
television set in Hodson HauV 

For the Student Council to re- 
main an effective representative of 
the students, in carrying their com- 
plaints to the administration, the 
Council must have SUPPORT. This 
support may come from four sour- 
ces: the college administration, the 
fraternities and sororities, the class 
organizations, the individual and col- 
lective students. 

Use of the first two sources would 
defeat the purpose of the Council, 
that or representing the students. 
If the Council accepted all its sup- 
port from the administration. Council 
would be obliged to support the ad- 
ministration in turn, and would de- 
cline to the position of administra- 
tion mouthpiece. If the Council gain- 
ed the support of the fraternities 
and sororities only, a sizeable part 
of the student body would have no 
one to represent its interests. The 
Council would simply become a du- 
plication of the Inter-Fraternity 
Council and Pan-Hellenic Council. 

The third source has proved to be 
weak because of an amazing lack 
of interest shown by the classes. 
Council delegates, actually class rep- 
resentatives, have repeatedly been 
absent from meetings, thus stifling 
the Council. Because a quorum was 
seldom present, action by the Coun- 
cil was hindered. A meeting of class 
presidents, called for the purpose of 
stimulating Council delegates to act 
in behalf of their classes, further 
showed unconcern that is prevalent. 
Of the two classes which even both- 
ered to attend, neither offered to lend 
any more than lip service to the 

The alternative, then, is that sup- 

port must come from the students 
themselves, acting as individuals. 
The Council could conveivably seek 
rabid support by constantly circul- 
ating petitions and instigating mass 
demonstrations. But the Council 
does not want this type of backing; 
it needs the calm and consistent 
support of reasonable minds. Such 
support can be made most effective 
at Council meetings, where ANY- 
ONE, not only delegates, may ex- 
press opinions and complaints. On 
the students falls the responsibility 
of keeping the Council active, the 
classes apparently having failed to 
do so. Students must be encouraged 
to bring their problems directly to 
the Council. I will guarantee action 
on any problem, no matter how tri- 
vial it may seem. 

Without the support of individuals, 
the Council, that instrument which 
crystalizes the vapory wishes of 
the students into solid accomplish- 
ment, is in danger of breaking down. 


Ken Bourn, President, Stu- 
dent Government Association 

Can Lyou ^fmaainef 


Dr. Livingood during a paper 

Jenny Dobbs without her knitting? 

Dr. Motto with a southern accent? 

Or Bobble Anderson's clothes not 

Sue Reichlin without her hard- 

Miss Travers without her Chevy? 

Dr. Anderson without his short- 

Or Dave Dougherty getting heavy? 

How about Delaney niinus her 
pony tail? 

Or student government without 
Kent Bourn? 

Deacon without his chic mous- 
( Continued on page 4) 

On A Senior 

Back on campus with us after 
a semester at American U., as an 
exchange student is Senior of the 
Week, Ken Bourn. Taking an ac- 
tive part in most of the campus 
organizations since he first arrived 
on campus four years ago from 
Essex, Maryland, Ken has been a 
student leader. 

Serving as president of the Foren- 
sic Society, vice-president and treas- 
urer of ODK, (being tapped in his 
junior year), and vice president and 
treasurer of his fraternity, Phi 
Sigma Kappa, prove Ken's qualities 
of leadership and interest. Perhaps 
his most important job is president 
of the Student Council, which under 
Ken's leadership is becoming more 
active at W. C. Although all these 
activities take up most of his time, 
Ken can be seen anywhere on cam- 
pus with his big smile and friendly 
greeting, just fitting the old phrase 
"a born leader". 

Majoring in 1 political science with 
minors in history and education, 
Ken hopes to prepare himself for a 
career in psychological warfare. 
When asked about the service, Ken 
answered that Uncle Sam would 
take care of that. After he gradu- 
ates we at W. C. wish Ken great 
success and happiness in his future. 

'Cocktail Party/ In-The-Round, 
Deals With Marital Problems 


by Yudizky 

The recent try-outs for "The 
Cocktail Party" were probably the 
most difficult the Players have 
had in many-a-moon . . .Each as- 
pirant was required to recite, by 
memory and without prompting, 
the Declaration of Independance 
after drinking five cocktails . . . 
This was to give Director Condello 
the opportunity to pick those who 
displayed the best etiquette. 

One freshman asked Aldo Gallo 
if "The Cocktail Party" were the 
Players' rush party . . . Gallo is 

now rushing after him to 

sell him a ticket. 

After her very successful stage 
debut as leading lady in "Bell, 
Book, and Candle", Condello was 
naturally anxious to have Pye- 
wacket, the cat, to star in the 
"Party" . . . When complications 
set in she was forced to drop 
out . . . the cat is still under twenty 
one years of age. 

Freshman girls will be allowed 
a two hour pass to go to the 
Thursday or Friday performances 
if their rooms pass the regular 
morning inspection . . . Forgot to 
ask D. B. what happens if a girl 
goes both nights . . . What price 

It is rumored that dress re- 
hearsals will be held at the Blue- 


For the coming week we predict 
snow, sleet, hail, and rain with 
possibilities of a heat wave. 
Temperatures will range from 8 
to 72. Winds will blow from 
all directions except during calms. 
You are advised to do your washing 
indoors and not to go to the beach 
if storm clouds threaten. Lacrosse 
players are reminded to buy two 
extra sticks for snowshoes. By 
permission of the administration, 
shower curtains may be used for 
extra blankets in case of 
emergency. This report is brought 
to you from atop the weathervane 
on Bill Smith Hall. 

With a fanfare of English accents 
and a London setting, the Washing- 
ton Players will present "Cocktail 
Party" next Thursday, Friday, and 
Saturday nights in Cain Gymnasium. 
Curtain time for the Players' first 
attempt at tbeater-in-the-round will 
be 8:30 o'clock, and the cast will 
feature several newcomers to the 
campus stage as well as some fam- 
iliar faces. In the roles of Edward 
and Lavinia Chamberlayne, the in- 
compatible couple around whom 
the play is centered, Jack Winkler 
and Joan Vanik star. Julia Shut- 
tlewaite is portrayed by Dina Henry, 
while the part of Alexander Mac- 
Colgie Gibbs is played by Deac 
Owings. These last two lend an air 
of helpful confusion to the solu- 
tion of the Chamberlaynes' problem. 
Eva Corliss and John Parker are the 
extra-martial complications in the 
lives or Edward and Lavinia as Celia 
Coplistone and Peter Quilpe. The 
Unidentified Guest, later unmask- 
ed as a noted psychiatrist in the per- 
son of Sir Henry Harcourt-Reilly, 
is John Richey. Anna Lucy All- 
spach lends her support as his nurse- 

As the curtain (figuratively speak- 
ing) rises we find in progress the 
activity from which the play derives 
its name — a cocktail party in the 
Chamberlayne home. Lavinia has 
disappeared, leaving Edward to en- 
tertain alone for the evening, a task 
for which, he is quite incapable. Not 
knowing where his wife has gone, 
he is thoroughly confused and miser- 
able, and approaches an unknown 
guest to whom he confesses his pro- 
blems. Unknowingly, he chooses the 
proper person for such a confes- 
sion, and gradually we see the in- 
fluence of the phychiatrist becoming 
more apparent throughout the play. 
As the lights dim we find the Oham- 
berlaynes and their lovers coming 
closer to the ultimate realization 
of their destinies. T. S. Eliot, the 

author, accomplishes this, the pur- 
pose of his play, in a manner new 
to many of the actors and their 
audience. The deliberate air of 
mystery running throughout the ac- 
tion serves to both entertain and 
stimulate the mind of everyone at- 

The Players are presenting "Cock- 
tail Party" in only two acts instead 
of the usual three acts because in 
the opinion of the director, Al Con- 
dello, and competent critics, the third 
act is a repetition of conclusions 
reached in the second. This omission 
may increase the attention required 
of the audience, but comprehension 
of Eliot's style is certainly not be- 
yond the capability of the college 

back to grind .... 105 days till 
pomp and circumstance .... hum- 
phrey survived first semester .... 
ermon can't do anything right .... 
overlooked minus sign .... 2-point 
looks good that way .... rushing 
.... 10 holds barredl .... frosh 
like it ... . beginning to be coy 
.... foots .... frats really wor- 
ried .... lost all crew maces .... 
younger generation .... reforms 
.... reforms .... bourn's back 
. . . . hoover commission will miss 
him .... enmon wearing bullet- 
proof vest .... tried to fine doc 
jones .... dropped european his- 
tory .... smart .... zach feung- 
ho about all the pretty buildings . . 
. . pi anted [field house .... on 
baseball diamond .... games 
scheduled for local passion pit . . 
necking in lower lobby only . . 
pleas© .... annual birthday 
convocation coming up ... . hav- 
(Continued on page 4) 

by Shelley and Stan 
As usual, we have a gripe. Why 
aren't movies or features in maga- 
zines written about failures in life? 
As a solution to this problem we 
submit as a sequel to "The Pro- 
moter", "The Demoter". This is 
a story about a failure, Muncrief 
Money. (Naturaly as S. Arthur 
Reek Production starring Alex 

The story opens rather suddenly 
with little Muncrief being wheeled 
through the park, his dad's of 
course, by his maid, Mamie Van 
Doren. (This kid really has every- 
thing to begin with.) On this 
stroll little Munk (short for 
Muncrief) ventures some shrewd 
investments. He's pretty young, 
of course, but he has a good head 
for business. He buys some small 
items such as 4 million marbles, has 
them shrunk and invents ball 
bearings. At the age of five he is 
a self-made man. He no longer 
needs Mamie's assistance for those 
quick changes. 

His life prospers like the lives of 
all typical zillionaires, he summers 
on the Continent and makes oc- 
casional trips to Tolchester. The 
next big phase of his life is when 
he notices the opposite sex. Up to 
this time, girls have just been 
another commodity on the market. 
At the age of twenty his picture 
appears on the cover of Slime 
magazine, and he is jinxed, natur- 
ally, from then on. One of his 
horses running at Tropical Park 
trips, causing a six horse crack-up, 
and he hasn't any collision or $50.00 

deductable insurance. 

The Slime jinx carries on. Right 
about this time, someone invents 
metal ball bearings and Munerief's 
glass ones are obsolete. He can 
only sell them for imitation cam- 
phor balls or develop a process to 
swell them, drill holes in them, and 
invent the bowling ball. But 
Muncrief doesn't, because he is a 
failure. Slowly his fortune dwind- 
les, as his investments in powdered 
bourbon fail, as do his interests in 
an all week sucker, a shoe horn 
that really plays, and a people's 
zoo in Africa. His backing of the 
Republican Party in Kent County 
flops, too. 

By the time he is thirty-five he 
is down to his last million, and 
this is taken from him by his loyal 
wife Saadia, who wasn't really so 
loyal, but as long as the money was 
there, she was too. 

Now Muncrief is left penniless, 
despondent, but happy. He is 
found in his wine cellar which 
Saadia forgot to claim. She 
merely took the house. He is on 
the road to alcoholism, a drudge 
collecting unemployment and afraid 
to face reality. He is a failure. 
What can he do? (All movies must 
have logical endings.) 

He looks up an old college crony 
who is able to get him a job. It 
requires irregular hours, no 
particular talent, a gift of gab, 
and no temperance. He ends up on 
the faculty of a hallowed education- 
al institution. Muncrief is a bad 
Biddy and a failure. 





by Wayne Gruehn 

How many "great" plays and spectacular assists go 
without notice in the fast moving game of Basketball? The 
law of averages would probably set the number fairly 
close to the amount seen and applauded by the spectators. 
With only two eyes being the standard possession of every- 
one, it is understandable then that many worthwhile efforts 
upon the vast court are never seen. 

With this in mind, I have watched certain players in- 
tently throughout an entire game and in doing so have 
witnessed some fine examples of sportsmanship and team 

Take for an example (as he would describe himself) 
"that blockbuster from Waterbury, Connecticut" alias Leo 
Gillis. Regarded by many as the best hustler on the team, 
this boy knows his basketball to the letter. What I most 
admire about Leo, however, is his ability to set up a shot. 
His sense of humor seems to vanish completely as a serious 
and determined facial expression shows the alertness of his 
mind and body. Every loose ball, unguarded man, and shot 
possibility will be used to the fullest advantage by Washing- 
ton College's number eleven. 

At Crosby High School in Waterbury, Leo donated three 
years of his talents not only to the court game but also to 
the baseball diamond. For the sake of newcomers to the 
campus, Mason Dixon record books have listed "Winning 
Pitcher - Gillis" after many a game. 

Perhaps the greatest assist or set-,up I can connect with 
Leo, took place this season on the night of January 8th, our 
first game with Western Maryland. It was one of those 
moments when everyone was quiet at once and save for the 
sound of shuffling feet, the only thing heard was Leo's "Get 
in the center Rock!" Seconds later, Bob Kardon was in the 
center to receive a well timed pass from you know who and 
(Continued on page 4) 


Coach Athey's JV basketteers, 
probably inspired by their mentor's 
soccer team success, are rolling 
up the victories in a season that 
is marred only by a loss to Goldie 
Beacon. To date the V. J.'s re- 
cord is six wins and one loss, the 
latest victory coming Thursday 
night over Wesley, 83-40. 

A pre-season warm-up against 
Bainbridge Navy Prep forcast a 
dark future as a combined team of 
Sho' varsity and JV hoopsters 
were trounced at the naval base. 
However, the freshman Juniors' 
luck and ability changed when they 
played their first scheduled game, 
facing another service team, Ft. 
John Curtis, as the Athey-men 
defeated the Army men, 72-58. In 
their first encounter with Goldie 
Beacon, the Sho'men ended up on 
the larger end of the score, 64-67, 
in a game played at the Chester- 
town High School. Bainbridge 
Prep traveled down the Eastern 
Shore and they, too, found Coach 
Athey's charges to be none too 
hospitable as the Maroon and Black 
upset the dangerous Navy quintet, 
55-47. West Nottingham Prep 
kept up the victorious home season 
for the JV's, being completely out- 
classed, 92-53. By the time the 
team traveled to Wesley Junior 

College in Dover their playing 
had improved to near-perfect ef- 
ficiency, as was demonstrated by 
their chalking up their fifth win, 

The next game, however, 
was a different story. The 
smoothly operating team of Seivold, 
Henderson, Wadkovski, Summers, 
and Martel was broken up with 
Seivold, Henderson, and Summers 
being moved up to the varsity. 
The boys couldn't start things rol- 
ling in Wilmington and consequent- 
ly ended up with their lone loss, 
75- 59. 

Except for two sophomores, Jack 
Becker and Howie Mischne, it was 
an all freshman team, with Becker 
the only returning member of last 
year's squad. However, the keen 
emphasis on teamwork was the 
prime factor in the success of the 
freshmen. Lanky Basil Wadkovski 
leads in scoring honors, followed 
by "Bebe" Martel and Joe 
Seivold. Seivold's over-all work 
on the court is to be lauded. There 
wasn't a game in which he partici- 
pated, JV or varsity, in which he 
didn't do his best, as he continually 
stole the ball from the opponents, 
set up plays, passed off for scoring 
assists, and took over-all command 
on the floor. 

Thetas, Fizz Bars In Finals 

By Ralph Laws 

The intramural basketball season ended with Theta Chi, Fizz 
Bars, Kappa Alpha and the Vets gaining playoff berths. 

In the last game of the season, K.A. upset the Fizz Bars in a 
double overtime game, 53-47. K.A. was sparked by the deadly jump 
shots of Roy MacDonald who accounted for 19 points. This loss by 
the Fizz Bars resulted in a tie for first place with Theta Chi and, 
in a special playoff, Theta Chi eked out a 32-30 victory on a last-second 
set shot by Shelly Bader. 

In the semi-final round of the playoffs, Theta Chi downed the 
Vets, 60 to 34, and the Fizz Bars squeezed by K.A. with a 39-35 
score. The Theta Chi victory was featured by well-balanced scoring 
and complete domination of the boards. The Fizz Bar attack was led 
by Bob Jones and Vic Collier, while Ron Defilice was high scorer 
for K.A. 

As a result of these games, the Fizz Bars meet Theta Chi in a 
three-game series playoff, in which the winner of the best two 
games takes the championship. 

The Fizz Bars' record is 8 wins, 2 losses, while Theta Chi sports 
a 9-1 record. The lone defeat was suffered at the hand of the Fizz 
Bars early in the season. 

Goalie On 

The Sho'men's 1954 goalie Joe 
Szymanski was the first man from 
Washington College to be selected 
for an All-American soccer team. 
Joe took third place for the goalie 
position, Joe was chosen second 
Navy and J. W. Ferguson of 
Kenyon College. 

Joe's impressive 207 saves during 
the 1954 season were not quite 
enough to put him on the first or 
second teams, but the National 
Soccer Coaches Association thought 
it was good enough to rate him 
ahead of two men from Kings 
Point Maritime Academy and 
Stanford University. 

In addition to his All-America 
position, Joe was chasen second 
team goalie on the Mason-Dixon 
Conference "All Stars", goalie on 
the Middle Atlantic Conference 
All-League Team, and second team 
goalie on the All-Southern Team. 

Some details from the All- 
America roster will give an idea 
of the fierce competition in soccer. 
All of the 65 players named were 
selected from only 33 colleges and 
universities throughout the United 

Only two schools placed more 
(Continued on page 4) 

M-D Meets Set 

Hugh F. Stephens, President of 
the Mason-Dixon Conference, has 
informed Coach Athey of three 
championship events to be held 
under the auspices of the Mason - 
Dixon Intercollegiate Conference. 

First of these events is a 
wrestling championship to be held 
at Towson Teachers College on 
February 25 and 26. 

A championship swimming meet 
will be held on March 1 and 2 at 
American University. 

The championship basketball 
playoffs will be held at Loyola 
College on March 3 and 5. 

The host schools are providing 
their facilities free of charge. 
Funds collected from admissions 
will be used to pay the expense of 
the championship officials, balls, 
etc., and all profit goes to the 


by Jerry Yudizky 

The Baltimore Bees came to town 
and the Sho'men got stung. 

The score was a new floor high, 
but the fans' blood pressure was 
higher than the ceiling. 

Bergen played a hot and cold 
game. . . . hot in scoring but cool 
in nerves. 

Coach Smith is going to buzz the 
Kent County Senator to try and get 
a pest-control bill passed for this 
area .... too many Bees. 

That one referee, (Blondie), is 
lucky . . . the Army will never 
want him with his eyesight. . . .He'd 
be the greatest help the enemy had 
since McCarthy. ... He must have 
thaught he was Khrushchev and 
the other ref was his stooge, 
Bulganin. . . . Everybody saw red 
when they looked at him ... He 
heard that there was a talent scout 
from WMAR-TV in the crowd and 
thought he'd make it a shrilling 

The players were scoring points 
almost as fast as the government 
is spending money. 

The score keepers were kept 
busier than the proverbial B . . . 




The old saying, "they can't win for losing" may sound 
corny to some, but it seems to best describe the Sho'men's 
situation. Since returning to the courts from the Christmas 
holiday they have been able to salvage only two games out 
of the nine played. 

TALL SCORING Rocky Kardon is up in the air in this 
jump shot (he made it) in the second game between the 
Sho'men and Baltimore U. Bill Davis (15) waits for the 

Jan. 15 . . .Loyola College of 
Baltimore squeezed by a close one 
as they defeated the Sho'men 65-60 
on the losers' court. 

Loyola's Fritzgerald started the 
scoring by dumping the opening tap 
for the games first two points. 
Kardon followed suit with a hook 
and was fouled on the play. He 
made the free-throw and gave 
Washington College a momentary 
lead, 3-2. That was the last time 
Washington was tahead, even 
though they did tie the score 
several times. Half time found it 
32-29 in favor of the visitors. 

McCullough was high man of the 
night with 18, followed by Bergen 
with 17. 

W. C. 82 • Hopkins 73 
Jan. 22 . . . The Sho' team began 
to recover some of it's lost sparkle 
as it downed the Blue Jays, 82-73, 
at Chestertown. 

The game started close with 
Hopkins drawing first blood. It 
remained 'match-point' for the first 
ten minutes with the Jays leading 
25-24. During the next ten, Wild 
Bill Davis, Bergen and Kardon 
teamed up to put the Sho'men 
ahead 43-34 at the half. 

Second half found the roof 
caving-in on the home team. The 
Jays took command and dropped 
13 straight points before the Sho'- 
men could check it. Sets by Gillis 
took the lead from Hopkins and 
put Washington back in control. 
The game ended with the Sho'men 
getting their second victory of 1955. 
Roanoke 74 - W. C. 55 

Feb. 5. . . . Roanoke couldn't do 
anything wrong and Washington 
College couldn't do anything right 
. . . .that's the story of the game. 
Roanoke took the lead and never 
lost it, as they romped to an easy 
74-55 win. 

Foltz, 19, Haupt,17 and Bergen, 
13 were high for the evening. 

Mt St Mary's 141 - W. C. 67 
Feb. 7 . . . . The high scoring 
Mounties picked up where Roanoke 
left off as they sank the Sho'men 
141-67 for the season's worst de- 

It was the Mounties all the way, 
as they led 72-26 at half. It 
wasn't as much the case of an 
"off-night", since the Sho'men hit 
for 42% from the floor, as it was 
the case of a better team. 

Eight men hit double figures 
for the wintners. Swaine and 
Sullivan had 18 apiece to lead the 
pack. Herm Schmidt was top man 
for the' losers with 15. 

Baltimore U. 138 - W. C. 113 
Feb.9 .... Bautimore U. continued 
the trend started by Roanoke and 
Mt. St. Mary's as they dumped 
Washington 138-113. 

The game was one of the season's 
hardest to lose. The Sho' team 
out shot their opponents 88-76 from 
the floor, but lost out on the foul 
line. The Bee's scored 62 out of 
82 on the gift line as compared to 
the Sho'men's 25 out of 36. 

It was one of those "toughies to 
lose" with the boys playing seven, 
in the opinion of the fans, Balti- 
(Continued on page 4) 

AOPi's, Frosh Appear Strong 
As Girls' Intramurals Begin 

The fairer sex of the campi are beginning what promises to be 
a battle-royal for the coveted Girl's Intramural Basketball League 
trophy. The AOPi's, who now display with pride the trophy which 
they captured last year, are determined to hold on to it for another 
year. However, a freshman team of promising talent could well 
upset the AOPi's ambitions. 

In the opening contest, last year's champs downed the Zeta's 
"B" team, 33 to 21. The victory was gained by a veteran-packed 
team with Eleanor Hempstead, Janet Middleton, and Bobby Anderson 
in the forward positions and Jane Golt, Priscilla Dumschott, and 
Carol Kniseley as guards. 

The members of the freshman squad bring with them consid- 
erable experience from high school and home-town girl's league 
teams. Anna Lucy Allspach and Penny Stenger have both been 
active as forwards, both at Chestertown High and in the Kent County 
League. Kakie Brackett and Gloria Wheeler, both guards, have not 
only had considerable experience, but have probably picked up a 
number of pointers watching basketball in their home region of 
(Continued on page 4) 






New York, where the finest court games are to be seen. Forward 
Jane Bracken and guard Norma Jean Delevan round out the starting 

This is the second year that the girls will be vying for the trophy. 
Besides the AOPi's and the frosh, there are the Zeta sorority's "A" 
and "B" teams, the Alpha Chi Omega "five", and the Independents 
Each team will play each of the other teams before the season ends 
in the first part of April. (The Spring vacation and the Washington 
Players' production of "The Cocktail Party", which will be presented 
in the gym, are the causes of the late closing of the season.) At the 
end of the season the girls' Board of Managers will choose an 
honorary varsity, members of which will receive a varsity jacket 
with the "Old English" "W" (to differentiate it from the mens' 
varsity block-style "W"). 

The girls' games are played in the gym on Mondays and Wed- 
nesdays at 3:30 P.M. For those girls who are unable to participate 
in the intramural league, an independent league has been set up 
which plays on Fridays at 1:30. This is made up of Freshman "A" 
and "B" teams and a sophomore "five". 



Bonhage. Myra — 2.764 
Parley, George — 2.812 
Fields, David — 2.850 
Hall, Doris — 2.352 
King, Charles — 2.294 
Long, Barbara — 3.000 
Proom, Paul — 2.705 
Robbins, Charles — 2.400 

Allspach, Anna — 2.437 
Bracken, Kathleen — 2.562 
Colboum, Robert — 2.375 
Corliss, Eva — 2.625 
Ebersberger, John — 2.538 
Elmore, Thomas — 3.000 
Lieberman, Edward — 2.625 
Litrenta. David — 2.250 
Riecks, Henry — 2.437 
Wetzel. John — 2.375 

Advisor System 

being an "offensive arm" for the 
administration. The system has 
proven effective in three ways - 
First, by general all round improve- 
ment of this year's Freshman 
Class. The better job being done 
by the Freshmen can be attributed 
to the advisor system. Another 
way the system has worked is 
through the observation of the 
Dean and the advisors together, 
and a third way is through student 
participation in the system. With- 
out the cooperation of the students, 
the job could not have been done. 
Dean Doyle stated that the sys- 
tem has been 60-80% effective and 
that he feels everyone has bene- 
fitted from the closer attention to 
the needs of the new students. 
Student advisors, he feels sure, 
will continue at Washington Col- 

Can You Imagine? 


Or Pickett with his head unshorn? 

Dr. Knipp without her Ford? 

Mr. Hart with live pigs in a 

If you can imagine all these 

You're a better man than L 

'53 Graduate 
Coaches Team 

Ed Cinaglia, '53, a former 
Washington College athlete is the 
coach of an undefeated basketball 
team at Penn's Grove, N. J. Ed's 
team at St. James High School 
has an unbroken line of victories 
16 consecutive games. St. 
James' has only 39 students, yet 
has one of the top cage teams in 
South Jersey. 

Sports writers have given much 
edit for this success to the good 
reserve of substitutes Ed has built 
up. This alumnus has established 
a good reputation in the coaching 
field since his graduation in 1953. 

New Society 

Players are interested in estab- 
lishing a national Honorary dra- 

Information that the Washington 
matic society, Alpha Psi Omega, 
on this campus was made public 
this week in a letter seeking ap- 
proval of the Student Council. The 
Council approved and sent the 
letter and favorable comments, to 
the Administration. 

The organization, explained the 
letter, through its recognition of 
outstanding dramatics work, both 
acting and producing, would be an 
incentive to more active Player 
participation. Presence of the 
honorary group, it was stated, 
would raise the standards of 
dramatic presentation at W. C. and, 
incidentally, secure royalty re- 
ductions on plays. 

Alpha Psi Omega would not 
supplant the Players, but would 
provide the means whereby de- 
serving Players could be rewarded. 

The letter said that the Players 
would assume all financial charges. 
The Council was consulted merely 
for official student approval. 


two more points were soon added to the score. 

I also mentioned the word sportsmanship, which leads 
me to a second person I wish to cite. 

Sportsmanship doesn't apply to fair play alone. It also 
concerns unselfishness. A shining example of this was seen 
by everyone not more than a week ago. 

Everybody saw it, yet few realized at the time how noble 
an act* had just taken place. 

With but a few minutes left a 6 ft., 195 lb. junior named 
Ed Silverie entered the game. The first thing he did was 
to tell Jack Bergen that he had made forty points. A minute 

later Silverie had a perfect chance for a shot and didn't 

take it. Instead he passed it to Bergen, knowing that with 
one more basket the latter would tie his own all time 
Washington College record. 

As the story goes, Jack missed his shot, and a team-mate's 
effort to help the record faded even further into obscurity. 

Yet the effort was there, and few can deny its value o 

Remembering Grantland Rice's saying of "how you play 
the game", it is with a sense of great pride that we refer to 
boys like Leo Gillis and Ed Silverie. For their attitude is 
no different from anyone else's on our team, and win ... or 
lose, we'll still be proud! 

Cyril . . . 


Many beloved fixtures eventually 
succumb to cold, relentless pro- 
gress, leaving behind only memories 
of an era when these fixtures were 
appreciated. We can do little 
but mourn their loss and remember 
them with favor and nostalgia. 
Old Nickelodeon Daze-101 will not 
be seen on Channel 13 anymore, 
but its memory can never be erased 
from the hearts and minds of the 
devoted Art Appreciation students 
who congregated daily to absorb 
the cultural benefits it afforded 

Old Nickelodeon Daze - 101 was 
easily the most popular course in 
the Washington College cirriculum. 
Tardiness was rare; cuts virtually 
unknown. Students fought for 
front row seats and remained fixed 
before the television set, blissfully 
savoring the delight to ear and eye, 
and oblivious of the impending 
doom that was soon to put an end 
to their favorite course. 

The students organized Fan Club 
No. 1 to send a request for more 
old film masterpieces. Suddenly, 
WAAM!-(and I don't mean 
WHAM) -the club received and ad- 
vance announcement from Herbert 
Cahan, program director, that 
Nickelodeon Daze was being can- 
celed on January 7, 1955, and a 
more progressive (sponsored) pro- 
gram would replace it. 

But to Fan Club No. 1 it can 
only be removed, never replaced. 
Such education and entertainment 
are hard to find. The campus has 
been dealt a severe blow and the 
loss is deeply mourned by those 
who appreciate the finer things in 


Sho'men Lose 2 

The Sho'men were still unable 
to shake off their losing streak 
last week, dropping encounters 
with Lycoming and Susquehanna. 

Lycoming got off to a fast start, 
scoring the first nine points of the 
game, and the Maroon and Black 
were never able to overcome the 
difference. By half-time the 
visiting Warriors had built up a 
substantial 39-21 lead. Bergen 
was high for the home-towners 
getting 18 points. 

than one man each on the first 
squad. They were Temple and 
Penn State with two each. The 
City College of San Francisco led 
the second team with two selections, 

No school had more than one 
man on the third and fourth teams, 
and Frostburg College and the 
City College of New York led the 
fifth team with two men each, 
Only two players were selected for 
the first team from schools in the 
eastern states below the Mason 
Dixon Line. They were Bruce 
Newell of Navy and Hector 
Riquezes of Duke. 

Szymanski and center forward 
Roger Smoot, who was also on the 
Middle Atlantic, and All-Southern 
teams, will be co-captains of the 
ganized next September. 
1955 soccer squad when it is or- 

ing speaker ... on early american 
silent butlers ... as usual . . . . 
wonder what george really thinks 
. . . . martha surely wouldn't ap- 
prove .... senior wallets being 
hit hard .... 7 bucks for aca- 
demic tassel .... 10 for genuine 
sheepskin .... too good for ordin- 
ary paper . . . like torn Jefferson 
used for declaration of independence 
. . dissension within- class ranks 
anyway .... some want a wall 
plaque .... some want a beer 
party . . . . i ^pitadioj .... a real 
humanitarian on faculty .... james 
will excuse from termpaper assign- 
ment .... all history majors .... 
with six others to write .... of 
5000 words each . . . . w. c.'s own 
al schweitzer .... call bourn- . . 
. . must go find humphrey .... 
lost in snow drift since last Satur- 
day .... went out to feed birds 
. . . . probably feeding buzzards 
. ... 105 days . . . they'll miss me 
around here i bet /they will 

Sho'men Lose 

more men, instead of the usual five. 

Top men for the evening were: 
Moyer,43, Bergen,40, Welsh, 31, 
Malin, 24 and Kardon, 22. 

Loyola 94 ^ W .C. 70 
Feb. 12 ... . Loyola College again 
added Washington to its long list 
of victims as the Greyhounds won 

Loyola controlled the game from 
the start, leading their opponents 
40-28 at the half. 

It was the Sho'men's fourth 
straight defeat in the Mason-Dixon 
Conference. With this loss went 
the play-off hopes of the Sho' team 
unless some upsets can be pulled 
on the 7th or 8th place teams. 

Even in losing there are some 
bright spots. Those 251 points 
totaled by Baltimore and Washing- 
ton must be a Mason-Dixon two - 
team record . . . and Jack Bergen's 
sharp-shooting has made him the 
leading M-D scored with 26.6 points 
per game. 

FORD and MERCURY CARS — Sales & Service 

1923 -Eliason Motors, Inc.- 1955 

Phone 184 Chestertown, Md. 



"Prescription Specialists" 
Phone Chestertown 30 


The Washington College Book Store 

Books & Supplies — College Jewelry & Sundries 

MONDAY-FRIDAY— 9 A.M. - 12 Noon — 1:15 P.M. - 4 P.M. 


Park Cleaners 

"One Day Service" 
Phone 318-W 
Chestertown, Maryland 

Components Of 
Chestertown Elect. Light 
& Power Company 


A Smart Shop for Women 
and the Junior Miss 


High Street - Chestertown, Md. 



Phone 241 

"The Place To Go — 

For Brands you Know" 
Tuxedo Rental Service 
Phone 94-W Chesterlorm, Md. 


Everything Needed For Building 

Chestertown, Md. 

Phone 678 - 679 

Anthony's Flowers 

Call Us For Flowers For 
All Occasions 
PHONE 283 


Buick and Chevrolet 

Excellent Service 

"OK" Used Cars 


High Street 

Chestertown, Maryland 


All types of Banking 

Member Federal Deposit 

Insurance Corporation 



Hardware Store 

Paul's Shoe Store 


Shoe Repair 

I lie 





Moonlight Ball 
Tonight In Cain 

The Castleonians of Baltimore, 
Md. will furnish the music to- 
night for the Moonlight Ball in 
Cain Gymnasium. The Moonlight 
Ball is sponsored by the Phi Sigma 
Kappa Fraternity and tickets are 
$2.00. The orchestra has been 
changed from The Vagabonds of 
Elkton, Md. to the present group, 
The Castleonians. The dance, 
which is from 9 til 1, will feature 
the crowning of the Moonlight 
Girl. The selection of the Moon- 
light Girl and the Moonlight Ball 
itself are annual functions of Phi 
Sigma Kappa fraternity. 

GOFs on Hill 
Elect Officers 

The Young Republicans met on 
Wednesday and elected Buddy 
Sparks president for the coming 
year. Other new officers are Myra 
Bonhage, vice-president ; Lynne 
Robins, secretary; Hank Dixon, 

Program Committee 

A program committee was named 
to plan more effective and en- 
joyable meetings and to plan addi- 
tional activities and projects. The 
committee includes John Richey, Al 
Sencindiver, Ralph Canon, anil 
Mac Hatch. 

The committee will consider 
speakers and dances with the hope 
that the Young Republicans will 
become more active and arouse in- 
terest among the students. 

Past officers are Paul Proom, 
Jay Cushing, Myra Bonhage, and 
Ralph Canon. 

Fraternities, Sororities 
Get New Pledges 


The rush period and the hush 
period have concluded. The de- 
cisions have been made. But on 
Wednesday the 23rd of February 
the big question was "To be or not 
to be"? 

Receive Bids 
In Room 17 Dean Doyle met 
approximately 50 men who had 
been extended bids by the various 
fraternities. Dean Doyle explained 
the By-Laws of The Inter 
Fraternity Council. After a brief 
explanation of these laws he 
finished with "All men on the list 
may enter the Dean's Office at 
any time convenient before 5:00 
P. M. They must mark their bids 
'Accepted', 'Rejected', or 'undecided' 
before leaving the office". 

The audience of active fraternity 
men awaited impatiently the final 
act. This was the outcome. 
Kappa Alpha - 10 accepted: 
John Shipley, Thomas Elmore, 
Thomas Elder, Arnold Sten, Curtis 
Massey, Thomas Short, John 
Meager, John Mead, Roy Hender- 
son, and Luther Vaught. 

Phi Sigma Kappa - 8 accepted: 
William Collins, Wayne Counsel- 
lor, Richard Reilly, Robert Gil- 
lespie, Robert Colborn, Robert 
Shockley, Gregory Kent, and Lester 

Theta Chi - 7 accepted: 
James Fowke, James Barber, 
Richard Farrow, John Fredericks, 
Antonio Rovira, Richard Lent, and 
Robert Beaton. 

Lambda Chi Alpha - 4 accepted : 

Mark Hoke, James Newbold, 

Harry Dundore, anr Ralph Usilton. 

To Debate 
On TV Show 

On Saturday, Maroh 19th, at 4:30 
P. M. Washington College wild be 
represented by two students in a 
television debate with two students 
from Loyola on WMAR-TV.. 
first Of Series 

fhis is to be Che first of a series 
of debates between college students 
on issues concerning the State of 
Maryland. WMAR sent question- 
naires to the various colleges in our 
state asking them how their debating 
groups felt about certain state-wide 

To Disscuss Censorship 

The Washington College Forensic 
Society is to sponsor the participa- 
tion of our college in these debates. 
In the first of these debates, the topic 
will be: "Resolved the State of 
Maryland should abolish all forms 
of motion picture censorship". Wash- 
ington College will debate the affirm- 

Order Of Debate 

The first five minutes of the de- 
bate will be devoted to introductory 
statements by each team, followed 
by a ten-minute crossexamination 
period in which the teams ask each 
other questions about the issue at 
hand. In conclusion of the debate 
there will be a three-minute summary 
of the topic. 

These debates are to be held every 
Saturday on WMAR-TV at 4:30 P. 
M., and the second debate will fea- 
ture University of Maryland students 
debating with midshipmen from The 
(Continued on page 4) 


Twenty-one girls received bids, 
Friday night, February 25, from 
the three national sororities on 
campus. Anna Lucy Allspach, 
Treeva Wishart, Leslie Hoffman, 
Carolyn Walls, Misti Ingham, 
Norma Jean Delevan, and Kathleen 
Brackett received bids from Zeta 
Tau Alpha; Gloria Wheeler, Bar- 
bara Bailer, Lynne Robins, Sallie 
Taylor, Penny Stenger, Jean Reilly, 
and Sandy Wallin from Alpha 
Omicron Pi; and Bea Clarke, 
Janet Gill, Betty Warren, Dina 
Henry, Ellie Thomas, Nan Bauer, 
and Kay Booth Steele from Alpha 
Chi Omega. 

Silence Period 

Silence period went on from 12 
midnight Thursday, February 24, 
until 8 p. m. Friday when the 
bids were all given out. The 
rushees were not allowed to speak 
to anyone other than another 
rushee so that their decisions would 
not be influenced. Between 3 and 
5 p. m. Friday afternoon the 
rushees signed the preference list 
of sororities in Dean Bradley's 
office. At 7:30 p. m. Dean Bradley 
read the list of those receiving 
bids to the rushees waiting in the 
hall and they went in and signed 
them yes, no, or undecided. The 
girls went to the respective sorority 
rooms at 8 p. m. where they were 
welcomed by the members. 

Zeta Tau Alpha and Alpha Chi 
Omega held their pledging cere- 
monies Monday, February 28, at 
7 p. m., and Alpha Omicron Pi had 
theirs on Saturday, February 26, 
at 2 p. m. 

Frosh Choose 
For Council 

Anny Lucy Allspach and Bob 
Colborn were elected as Represent- 
atives of the Freshman Class to 
the Student Council, on Thursday, 
February 24. 

The Representatives bring the 
problems of the Freshman Class to 
the Council and vote in their class's 
interest. They also serve on Stu- 
dent Council committees which 
work on the various school pro- 

Spring Play 

The Washington Players have 
chosen a light, sophisticated 
comedy, "The Moon is Blue" by 
F. Hugh Herbert, for their spring 
production. The delightful play, 
which has been a hit on both stage 
and screen, will be directed by 
Barbara Delaney, and Henry 
Riecks will assist her. 

Tryouts On 8th And 9th 

Tryouts for "The Moon is Blue" 
will be held Tuesday and Wednes- 
day, March 8 and 9 in Ferguson 
Hall. There are three male roles 
and one female. All interested 
students are urged to attend the 

Haverford Dean Speaks 
At Thursday's Assembly 

Student Council 
To Request 
"Alma Mater" 

Account books of all organi- 
zations receiving funds from the 
Student Council will be audited 
soon, according to a Council order 
last meeting. This action is 
regular procedure and is the 
Council's way to ensure proper use 
of student activities fees. 

The Council also planned to 
request that the "Alma Mater" be 
sung at each assembly. 

In other action the delegates 
voted to purchase plaques for in- 
tramural football and softball 
champions, to be displayed along- 
side the plaque for basketball 

Song Fest Cups 

Voting changes in awards for 
song fest winners, the Council 
decided that two small cups, one 
each for the male and female 
group, would be presented each 
year, the winners having per- 
manent possession. A large cup 
inscribed with the winning groups' 
names is to be displayed publicly. 

Democrats Elect, 
Plan Trip To 

The Young Democratic Club met 
on Tuesday, February 22nd, in 
Reid Hall Library to elect club 
officers for the coming year. Those 
elected are as follows: 

President, Walter Baker; First 
Vice-President, Howard Smith; 
Second Vice President, Sallie 
Taylor ; Secretary, Patricia Ed- 
wards; Treasurer, Thomas Short. 
Annapolis Trip 

On this Tuesday, March 9th, 
the group is sponsoring a trip to 
Annapolis to see the Legislature in 
action. Although this is designed 
especially for history and political 
science majors, all other students 
who are interested in such a trip 
are urged to go. A definite time 
for leaving has not been set but 
will be posted in the Snack Bar. 
Jackson Day Dinner 

Also coming up is the annual 
Jackson Day dinner and dance to 
be held in Baltimore at the 
Emerson Hotel on Saturday, March 
12th. Those attending will have 
the opportunity to hear an ad 
dress by Senator Stuart Syming- 
ton of Missouri, one of the foremost 
Democrats in office today. Tickets 
may be purchased from Bob Boyd, 
Those planning to attend are 
urged to make their reservations 

In order to greet prospective 
students and their parents who 
may visit the campus on weekends, 
the administration has asked ODK 
members and women to serve as 
receptionists and guides on Satur- 
day and Sunday afternoons. Int- 
terested persons are asked to con- 
tact Jack Hunter, chairman of the 
ODK committee. 

Party on 11th 

Pinal plans for a Shipwreck 
Party were made in Reid Hall last 
Tuesday night. The newly formed 
Freshman Council at their second 
meeting cleared up the details and 
set the final date. 

At Legion Hall 

The party will be exclusively for 
the "Frosh". Freshmen are invited 
to come stag to the "shindig" which 
will be held in the American Legion 
Hall. The date, Friday March 11, 
the time 7:30 to 11. Anyone who 
is able to provide transportation 
to the party is requested to contact 
Tom Elmore. 

On Thursday, March 3, the 
peaker at assembly was Dean 
William E. Cadbury of Haverford 
College. A distinguished chemist, 
Dean Cadbury is well-known in 
educational circles and is a leading 
authority on preparation for 
medical school. He has published 
a book concerning the liberal arts 
college and its place in the prep- 
aration for a medical career. 
Small College 
Haverford College is an insti- 
tution of about the same size as 
Washington College and is an in- 
ternationally known college. Dean 
Cadbury spoke on a topic pertinent 
to both his school and ours-the 
purposes of a small liberal arts 
college and its status today. 

Dean Cadbury briefly outlined 
some of the more important advan- 
tages and disadvantages of the 
small liberal arts college. Among 
the disadvantages, he said that the 
small college is not well known by 
the public and that the faculty is 
limited in numbers and variety. 
These points, he said, are really 
minor since the small liberal arts 
college does another more im- 
portant task. 

Personal Attention 
The intense contact and pei'sonal 
attention to the student by the 
teacher is very important, related 
Dean Cadbury, and the exposure 
to these conditions is an essential 
part of small college life, he 
pointed out. 

The contact with all of the best 
teachers in the small colleges is 
an experience found only in in- 
stitutions of a small size, and is 
naturally advantageous to the 
student. Dean Cadbury showed 
that this contact helps to furnish 
the environment necessary for the 
full development of the mind. 
Main Objectives 
This point was further clarified 
when the speaker listed two 
objectives of the small liberal arts 
college. The first is to provide 
vocational training for those 
students who are already decided 
on their future careers. The 
second purpose of the college is to 
provide the environment in which 
the student can learn to think for 
himself in preparation for later 
life. Dean Cadbury stated that 
training on the job in business and 
industry is made easier by having 
well-educated trainees who can 
think for themselves. 

Must Practice Democracy 
Finally, the speaker added that 
to accomplish the purposes of the 
small liberal arts college, the 
students must have the trust of 
their faculty and the freedom to 
practice democratic living on the 

Science Club 
Hears Talk On 
High Fidelity 

On Thursday, February 17, 1965, 
Mr. Hart of the Biology Depart- 
ment lectured to the Society of 
Sciences on "High Fidelity". He 
explained the range of "hi-fi" 
set-ups, the significance of its com- 
ponent parts, and the purpose of 
(Continued on page 4) 

Varsity Club 
Elects Officers 

Ronnie Sisk, letterman in basket- 
ball and baseball, was elected 
president of the Varsity Club this 
week, succeeding Jack Bergen. 
Leo Gillis became new vice-presi- 
dent ; Roger Smoot was named 
treasurer, and Ed Bair, secretary. 

Plans were discussed for in- 
itiating new members this week. 
The group also heard comments on 
the forthcoming banquet. 





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'it . 

The Older Generation And Recreation 

The older generation are a peculiar lot. At least they 
appear so to us. In recent months we have noticed several 
magazine articles and heard various verbal comments, all 
deploring the laziness of young people and their seeming 
inability to provide their own constructive recreation. 

Young people today don't know how to walk, the articles 
cry. Youths always want to ride to where they are going; 
they miss half the joy of life when they don't walk, and they 
get flabby besides. Why, in our day. . . . 

And so the sermons continue, turning at last to attack 
that so-called promoter of recreational stagnation, television. 
You young people would be lost without television, drone 
the sermons. You can't think of anything to do but watch it. 
All your entertainment is canned stuff which you are forced 
to enjoy. There is no intellectual stimulation whatever in it. 
And it not only keeps you from walking, but from riding as 
well! When we were your age. . . 

Perhaps these accusations are true to some extent. But 
that peculiar lot, the older generation, somehow fail to 
practice the preaching. 

Last school year they decided to relieve Washington 
College of a very distressing lack of activity. And what did 
they do? They removed from Hodson the activity-producing 
ping pong tables and installed a television set, which has been 
enjoyed by far less students. The older generation thus 
discuraged the very traits they claim to support. 

We have heard increased rumblings from some students 
who are beginning a campaign for ping pond. Maybe they 
have taken the preaching to heart, or maybe they know what 
recreation they want anyway. When the tables return to use, 
no one rightfully should complain. 

Letter To Editor 

Dear Sir: 

It seems to me that the Washing- 
ton Players are to be congratulated 
upon their presentation of "The 
Cocktail Party". This under- 
taking was met by doubts on many 
sides when it was first originated, 
and the fact that the presentation 
was enjoyed by many is of great 
credit to the Players. 

It is time that the play is very 
deep, and one which most of us 
did not even pretend to digest, but 

(Continued on page 4) 

it presented each of us with the 
opportunity to learn something, 
and hence to grow. The many 
discussions of this play among the 
students are proof not only of the 
success of the play, but of the 
deep impression it made and of the 
thought it provoked. 

The acting alone made the play 
enjoyable for those who did not 
attempt to gain any knowledge 
from the play itself. 

It would not be feasible, nor 
would it be readily accepted on the 
campus, for the Players to produce 
three plays of this caliber each 


Theater Director Taught Acting 
To German Youth, Writes Book 

In observance of International 
Theater Month, the Washington 
Players will present Mrs. Isabel 
B. Burger at their assembly pro- 
gram on Thursday, March 10. 
Mrs. Burger, who is director of 
the Children's Experimental Thea- 
ter of Baltimore, will speak of the 
importance of the children's thea- 
ter on an international basis. 

The United Nations Educational, 
Social, and Cultural Organization 
each year designates March as 
International Theater Month. 
UNESCO believes that we can ob- 
tain a better understanding of the 
peoples of different lands from 
their plays depicting life in other 
countries. It is toward this goal - 
to further educate the American 
people as to the habits, customs, 
thought, etc., of the people of 
foreign countries - that the theater 
groups throughout America devote 
this month to presenting plays, 
meetings, and assemblies. Since 
American colleges and universities 
are trying this year to further 
UNESCO's program, the Washing- 

ton Players have invited Mrs. 

Many interesting and humorous 
comments relating to the youth of 
Germany will undoubtedly be 
presented by Mrs. Burger, who 
last summer spent thirteen weeks 
teaching in Germany. The U. S. 
State Department chose Mrs. 
Burger to serve as a "guinea pig" 
in part of a new program set up 
by HICOG < American Head- 
quarters in Germany). Covering 
over 3000 miles in West Germany, 
she often worked with children who 
did not speak English at all (and 
she was armed with only thirty - 
five hours of German instruction). 
The German children wanted to 
act, the teachers and social workers 
wanted philosophy and methods of 
teaching, and the youth leaders 
wanted recreational programs. So 
great was the demand for written 
material that she is presently en- 
gaged in writing a book, her second, 
to be published in Munich next 
summer, which she feels will be of 
| great vaule to teachers in Germany. 

dull isn't it. . . . 92 more days. . . . 
sig ball tonight. . . . surprise in 
store. . . . humphrey. ... is moon- 
light girl. . . . now you know. . . . 
rushing . . . utter pathos . . . foos 
still have ollie. . . . man's best 
friend. . . . fools. . . . got letter 
yesterday. . . . first since January 
.... mother . . .did i transfer to 
st. Johns question 1 mark . . . .very 
funny. . . . saw play last week. . . . 
cause of hushed up administration 
fight. . . . zach wanted to rewrite 
act 3 for procurement program . . . 
have celia sent to small friendly 
college. ... to find finer side of 
life. . . . zach's a card .... worried 
sick about minta martin. . . 
women. . . . might convert place 
into lush community bath . . .save 
electricity .... better to light just 
one little candle. . . . hear iceland 
trip postponed ... by popular re- 
quest. ... of eskimos .... too bad 
harvey not in the round. . . . perfect 
medium for igloos. . . . thought up 
new home tool. . . . wrist razor .... 
for easy slashing . . . sent very 
first to ermon. ... he will break 
soon. . . . original man nobody can 
love .... more administration 
decrees. . . . out of recent plague 
epidemic. ... no meals delivered 
off campus. ... no meals delivered 
on campus. . . . have hit upon some- 
thing. . . .recoveries much faster 
that way. . . . old regime back in 
hodson. . . . dieticians never die. . . . 
just see who fades away. . . . food 
bah humbug .... joe unhappy. . . . 
yet. . . . water battles in foxwell 
. knife throwing in somerset . . . 
door-bashing in infirmary . . . ex- 
pensive and with present low fees 
etc. . , . boys will be ... . bourn 
politboro made unofficial sug- 
gestion .... hire talented ex-somer 
set boy .... to throw knives at joe 
. . . . expose .... budget allows 
15,000 for literature ... .to tell 
about low fees .... they'll go far 
, . i hope . . . .read 1984 for big 
english project. . . . threw away 
red cummerbund. . . . immediately 
. . .i m no fool . . . must go help 
humphrey. . . . wants to wear 
strapless to dance tonight .... 
haven t heart to explain ... .92 
days .... freedom is slavery . . . 

Culture Corner 

Washington College 
Fifty Years Ago 

Taken from the Washington Col- 
lege Catalogue for 1905- 1906, 

Washington's birthday is a 

At a mass meeting of the 
student body held Feb. 11, 1905, the 
following pledge was signed and 
presented to the faculty: 'I here- 
by promise, on my honor, that I 
will refrain- from the use of unfair 
means of any kind whatsoever in 
recitation, tests and examinations 
during my connection with W. C. 
and that I will use my influence 
to prevent the use of unfair means 
on the part of others.' Hereafter 
no one will be recieved as a student 
of the college until he shall have 
subscribed to the above pledge." 

"Every student unless excused 
on account of religious scruples, 
is required to be present at morning 
prayers and readings of the 

"The following offenses are 
specially forbidden and the com- 
mission of any will render the 
offender liable to suspension or 

The use of tobacco in any form 
on the part of the student. 

The habitual keeping of a dis- 
orderly or untidy room. 

A boarding student's leaving 
Chestertown without the consent of 
the President." 

The 1955 student doesn't have 
things too hard after all! 

Were you at the movies Tuesday 
evening? If not, you missed the 
sequel to Monday night's film. 
It was a gala Eastern Shore 
premiere. Celebrities came from 
all over. Mr. Wood came in from 
Rock Hall and was photographed 
with Washington College's R. Lar- 

The picture was called "Black 
Day at Bad Rock" and it starred 
Spencer Fosdick and Robert Wong. 
It was very exciting and for the 
benefit of those who couldn't make 
it, we'll give a quick review. 

The action starts with the 
Oriental express pulling into the 
deserted Japanese section of Rock 
Hall. There is only one Caucasian 
aboard, Spencer Fosdick. He gets 
off, as the script has it that way, 
and immediately is met by hostility. 
He is hit by a flying egg roll 
thrown from a deserted alley. He 
knows he is not wanted. They 
don't like strange Caucasians here. 

Spence is looking for his old 
buddy's father John Doe. Every- 
one he asks seems frightened and 
avoids answering. Then, the villain, 
Robert Wong, makes his entree. 
He is being pulled along in his 

rickshaw by some of his rough 
cronies. As the plot unfoTds, it 
seems that Robert has murdered 
Mr. Doe in the hope of getting con- 
trol of his valuable rice paddy. 
Poor Mr. Doe was just trying to 
make a rice pudding. 

Well, Spence, meanwhile, is run 
off the road by a mean rickshaw 
driver in Wong's mob. Our hero 
makes his way back to town and 
thrashes the cad despite the fact 
that Spence has only one arm. 

About here was where you could 
tell it was a sequel and not the 
same pictui-e as Monday night. 
It seems Spencer was out to get 
Mr. Doe, also, for some wrong 
done him in his rum-running days. 
Since Robert has saved old Spence 
the trouble of knocking Doe off, 
he and Bob become great friends. 

The picture ends with Bob and 
Spence living it up at the Teahouse 
of the August Moon, where Shirley 
Yamagoochi is performing. Now 
this isn't significant, but if they 
ever bring back "Japanese War 
Bride", we would just like you to 
know where she got her start. 
Movies are better than ever! 

Fitting Performance Rewards 
Players' Ambitious Undertaking 

by George Hilton Jones 

It is an ambitious project for the 
dramatic society of so small a 
college to attempt a production of 
Mr. Eliot's play. In the first place, 
it is a verse play, and ability to 
speak verse intelligibly is one not 
common on the American pro- 
fessional stage. Again, it is an 
ntentionally subtle and ambiguous 
play, with several themes, all 
verging on the theological. Last, 
and least, of these formidable 
obstacles, it is set in England, and 
its characters are English. It is 
therefore all the more creditable 
to the dramatic society which 
undertakes it knowing its diffi- 
culties and bringing off a fitting 

The plot is not at all difficult. 
An English barrister, in the midst 
of a love affair with a young 
woman of talent, is left by his wife. 
When she returns (and after he 
has broken off his affair because 
he recognizes that he needs his 
wife) the couple have recourse to 
a psychiatrist, and are able to find 
the basis on which their marriage 
stands. A pair of friendly busy- 
bodies who have helped to reach 
this highly moral conclusion toast 
the marriage and the future of the 
young woman, who leaves for a 
'sanatorium", as the second act 
ends. Our director and cast have 
chosen not to include the third act, 
as only telling how "everything 
came out". In a sense this is 
what the play is about. In fact, 
there are woven into the dialogue 
treatment of love and indifference, 
the continuity of human beings, 
free will and choice, and guilt. 
Furthermore, some of the char- 
acters are symbolic of religious 
subjects — the psychiatrist of God 
or the priest, the busybodies of 
guardian angels, the couple of 
marriage itself and all husbands 
and wives, and the young lady of 
the redemption of sin — in the dis- 
carded third act it is revealed that 
her sanatorium is a religious nur- 
sing order and that she eventually 
suffers martyrdom. This is a good 
deal to put over in two hours and 
a half, and well worth putting over. 

The performances of individuals 
(Continued on page 4) 

On A Senior 

This week the spot falls on 
Ramona Willey from Vienna 
(Maryland, not Austria). She's 
been one of the busiest girls on 
campus for four years. 

For the Elm Monie has been 
a news writer, feature editor and 
then editor-in-chief. She has used 
her literary talents as a student 
writer for the alumni office and 
n the editorial staff of the Pegasus, 
too. In her sophomore year she 
was publicity manager for the 
Washington Players. 

Last year Ramona was Theta 
Chi Dream Girl and this year she 
reigned as Homecoming Queen. 
Being vice-president, then presi- 
dent of Zeta Tau Alpha and one 
of the seven seniors selected for 
"Who's Who in American Colleges 
and Universities" proves her 
leadership ability and campus 

Finding time i for athletics, too, 
Monie has played intramural 
tennis, Softball, and basketball, 
and been a representative on the 
Board of Managers and a cheer- 

Ramona is a history major and 
an English minor, and her 
superior scholarship merited her 
being tapped into Sigma Sigma 
Omicron last year. Right now, 
she's a practice teacher, but the 
ring she wears on her left hand 
hints that Rod Ware and a summer 
wedding are as much a part of 
her future as a teaching career. 




Cagers Fight To Playoffs, Lose To B. U. 

Clark Expects 
Winning Season 
As Drills Start 

By Chuck Covington 

"I have never had a losing 
season; I don't intend to start this 

Those were the words of Coach 
Charlie Clark as he talked of the 
prospects of defending the Laurie 
Cox Championship won by his 
lacrosse team last year. 

The outlook for a winning season 
is very good, with such regulars 
as Captain John Parker (All - 
American honorable mention, 1954) 
in the goal; Hezzie Howard (All - 
American honorable mention, who 
also led the nation in assists) at 
attack- and Bill Barnett on de- 
fense. To help these three regulars 
are four other letter men from 
last year. They are Jack Bergen, 
Ed Bair and Mac Connel, all mid- 
fielders, plus Bob Kardon at de- 
fense - . 

Other returning members from 
last year's squad are Berky Kenny, 
Pete Bartow, Stan Goldstein, Roy 
Pippin, Dick Cain, Tom Elder, 
Glen Schiebel, John Kruse and 
Jim Wright. 

According to Coach Clark, the 
new men are one of the best 
crops of prospects to come to Wash- 
ington College. After watching 
them work out one afternoon I 
can see what he means. 

The most outstanding of these 
new men is Joe Sievold from 
Friends School in Baltimore, who 
will be close to a starting berth. 

Other boys who will probably 
see more than bench duty this 
spring are Gordie Miller, Chuck 
Buck, Rex Lenderman, Basil 
Wadkovsky and Chick Mills. Don 
Messenger, Jim Fowke, Jan Maskol, 
Bill Bernstein, Chuch Foley, Bill 
Litsinger, Harry Dundore and Dick 
Watts round out the squad. 

The first game of the season is 
with Navy on March 26. But two 
practice games are scheduled to 
precede the regular season, the 
first with the University of Mary- 
land on March 19 and the second 
with Johns Hopkins at a later date, 

Baseball Team Shaping Up 

AOPi's Leading; 
Frosh Powerful 

With a lull in the men's varsity 
and intramural activities the girls' 
Intramural Basketball League has 
come into its own, with the pre - 
season favorites, the AOPi's and 
the Freshmen, taking an early lead 
in the standings. After the first 
two weeks of competition, the 
AOPi's sport two wins and the 
Freshmen and Zeta "A's" one each. 

The strongest attack seen in at 
least the past two years was put 
forth by the Freshmen girls against 
the Independents. The 56 points 
scored by the victors were evenly 
divided with Jane Bracken getting 
17, Penny Stenger 19, and Anna 
Lucy Allspach 20. Lynne Robins, 
with 14 points, was high for the 
Independents, who were held to a 
total of 30. A smooth-working 
weave, accurate passing, and a 
high shooting-scoring percentage 
put the Freshmen into the position 
of top early-season favorites. 

Junior Janet Middleton leads the 
scoring charge for the defending 
champs, AOPi. In the two games 
they have played to date, she has 
scored 47 points, garnering 26 in 
the 33-21 win over the Zeta "B"s 
and 21 points in the 30-27 Alpha 
Chi thriller. 

Connie Whaley became the envy 
of both the male and female 
spectators Monday, when she 
swished in four long set shots for 
the Alpha Chi's as they suffered 
their second defeat of the season, 
this time to the Zeta "A"s. She 
made good on four out of seven 
attempts from about 20 feet from 
the basket, which is a most re- 
spectable average, even in men's 
pro circles. However, Sue 
Reichlin was hitting even more 
consistently with her favorite shot 
from just in front of the basket as 
she scored 24 ponits to lead the 
Zeta's to a 51-24 win. Bobbie Dew 
got 15 points for the victors. 

Subscribe To The "Pegasus." 


by Wayne Gruehn 

by Dixie Walker 

Coach Thomas Kibler, in the 
first official meeting of baseball 
candidates last week, expressed 
optimism for the chances of another 
Mason-Dixon baseball champion- 
ship for Washington College in 
1955. He went as far as to pre- 
dict an "even better" squad this 
year. This optimism is well-found- 
ed, for the Sho'men have lost only 
two regulars from last year's con- 
ference champs. 

Both Rod Ware, a hustling out- 
fielder, and second baseman Doug 
Tilley, captain of the '54 nine, were 
steady performers and will be 
missed. However, from the un- 
usually large number of returning 
veterans, and a plentiful turnout 
of hopefuls from the Freshmen 
class, Coach Kibler should find 
capable players to fill the va- 

Mr. Kibler, a dynamic speaker 
and leader, stated that despite the 
fact that there are so many pen- 
nant winning players returning all 
positions will be open and up for 
grabs to the best ballplayers. 

One of the most interesting 
position battles will be for the 
catching post. Last year's number 
one backstop, Vic Collier, will 
have to contend with veterans Dick 
Lent, Bob Jones, and newcomer 
Bucky Larrimore. 

On the pitching staff, Dean 
Wood and Ron Sisk, last season's 
top moundsmen, will form the 
nucleus, along with veterans Leo 
Gillis and Tom Wells. 

Ample reserve strength looms 
from a group which includes Luther 
Vaught, Arnold Sten, Jack Becker, 
Jim Kreeger, George Robbins, and 
Roy Henderson. 

An infield featuring both hit- 
ting and fielding excellence can 
be formed from holdovers Lou 
Borbely, Mort Lenane, Barry Burns, 
Sam Spicer, and Herman Schmidt. 
Jack Shipley, Shelly Goodman, and 
"Flash" Gordon are outstanding 
Freshmen infield candidates. 

Returning from the '54 outfield 
are Tom Bounds, Roger Smoot, 
and Steve Mastrianna. New out- 
fielders include George Darley, 
Billy Justice, and Al Bernard. 

This all adds up to a justification 
of Coach Kibler's "even better" 
tag on the '55 squad. Spring 
practice is now being held on 
Kibler Field. Athletic Director 
Ed Athey is again assisting Coach 
Kibler with the diamond sport. 

The big clock of the Mason-Dixon Conference has signaled 
that the season is over. For many teams basketballs, uniforms, 
and scorebooks are already packed away for another year. 
But for the first eight clubs, the' scoreboard has gone into 

When consulting the list of "Who's Where," you'll find 
Washington College tenth from the bottom, sixth from the 
top; nothing to scream about, but under the circumstances 
at least enough to say "nice going, gang." 

I am no forecaster; therefore as this article is being writ- 
ten I cannot say how much success or failure we shall ex- 
perience in the playoff at Evergreen. Instead I would like 
to give a rundown of those boys who represented us on the 
court this past season. 

First, my congratulations to Captain Jack Bergen, who 
swished through an average of 26.6 points per game to wm 
not only the M-D Conference scoring title but the state 
title as well. As this is Jack's last year, we are glad to see 
him enjoying distinction in the game he loves best. 

Secondly, I would like to give credit to "the big man", 
Frank Phares. The only other senior on this year's squad, 
Pogo showed his ability to be high enough at the right time 
to grab the rebounds. 

Another boy whom I understand is not returning next 
fall is Chick Haines. Chick made but a few appearances 
(Continued on page 4) 

OX's Take Title 
In Intramurals 

Theta Chi's intramural cagers 
nudged the Fizz Bars out of first 
place in the league during the 
preliminary playoffs, then went on 
to win the championship by scoring 
two victories out of the three-game 
playoff series. 

In the first game of the finals, 
a strong Fizz Bar team won 31 to 
30 over Theta Chi. The next day 
the losers walked off the court 
with a 42-33 win over the Fizz 

The final and crucial game ended 
with the score 45 to 34 in favor 
of Theta Chi. 

The annual OX Hop is set for 
March 25, featuring the crowning 
of the Theta Chi Dream Girl. 

M-D Champ 

Jack Bergen is the season's scor 
ing champion of the Mason-Dixon 
Conference, averaging 26.6 points 
per game while captaining (he Sho' 
team through a tough season. 

Trackmen Prep 
For Good Year 

By Steve Hoffman 

There they go! You may be 
asking what it is. The answer: 
the Washington College track team. 
This year casts a brighter light on 
the team. 

A runner's view of the team finds 
that it is coming along very well. 
The manager says that the team 
at this primary stage is working 
itself up to be worthy contenders. 
It is still too early to predict who 
will be great. 

Coach Emerson Smith has 
announced team practice for Mon- 
day, March 7. Up to this time 
it has been up to each member 
to practice on his own. 

Candidates for the 1955 track 
team who were on last year's 
roster are Lew Buckley, ■ Bernie 
Thomas and Ed Vallery. Fresh 
men and upperclassmen out this 
year for the first time are Hamil 
ton Bauer, Ken Barrett, Tom 
Dixon, Bob Feingold, James Halpin, 
Bob Penkethman, Ebe Joseph, Ed 
Lieberman, Joe Keller, Dave 
Litrenta, Bob Pickett, Curt Massey, 
Lester Moore, Richard Reilly, Alex 
Stauf, Guy Thro, Burton Tucker, 
Ralph Usilton, Harry WeinsteTtv 
Stu Young, and Steve Hoffman 

W. C. lost the M*D playoff game 
to Baltimore I ., 129-101, as tourna- 
ment records of points for winners, 
points for losers and points for two 
teams were broken. Behiud 64-31 
at halftitnc, the Sho'men broke sec- 
ond half scoring records by pouring 
in 70 points. Bergen collected 28 
for W. C. while Moycr of the Bees 
came within 2 points of the individual 
record with 39, 

by Allen Grimes 

The Washington College Sho'- 
men, with the pressure on, battled 
their way into sixth place in the 
Mason-Dixon Conference basket- 
ball line-up by clamping down on 
their last three opponents. Wins 
over Catholic University, Gal- 
laudet and Randolph-Macon not 
only moved the Sho' team from 
tenth place, but gained them a 
berth in the play-offs at Loyola 
College in Baltimore. 

W. C. 92 — Catholic U. 66 
Feb. 21 Washington College re- 
corded its first victory in 8 games 
as the Sho'men, after a slow first 
half, clamped down on Catholic 
University's two sharps hooters, 
Andy Balint and Ron Boothy. 

The Sho'men, trailing 47 to 44 
at the halftime, found the range in 
the second half, took a commanding 
62 to 51 lead within three minutes 
and kept on rolling. 

Ronnie Sisk provided the straw 
that broke C. U.'s back as he 
played the outstanding game of the 
night. The Big "R" hit from 
every part of the court and com- 
pletely stymied the Cardinals' de- 
fense. Ron was backed by the 
rebounding of Ebe Joseph and the 
sharpshooting of Jack Bergen and 
Ed Silverie. Ebe pulled-down 26 
rebounds and set-up the fast 

Jack took the scoring honors for 
the night with 25, followed by 
"R" with 24, Ed with 18 and Ebe 
with 12. 

W. C. 102 Gallaudet 81 
Feb. 23 The Sho'men registered 
their sixth league victory against 
six losses by whipping Gallaudet 
of Washington 102-81. Washing- 
ton College gained revenge for the 
earlier 112-108 defeat on Gal- 
laudet's court. 

Gallaudet took a 12-6 lead in the 
(Continued on page 4) 



by Jerry Yudizky 

Understand Coach Smith is now 
studying the movies of the Fresh- 
man-Independents game in the 
girls' intramurals ... He wants 
to learn the trick of the Frosh's 
smooth triple-assist scoring play. 

Anna Lucy Allspach is rumored 
to be moving up to the varsity next 
year to replace Bergen. 

In the army we had khaki 
trousers, khaki shirts and khaki 
caps, but most unfortunately, 
nothing like Kakie Brackett. 

Wonder if Lynne Robins ever 
took the Army's course in the use 
of a bayonet. . . The way she 
lunges forward for the ball, at 
the same time giving out with a 
Banzii cry, will remind any vet 
of those bayonet drills . . . 

Miss Bell, in previewing the 
girls' basketball season, told me 
the freshman had a pretty good 
looking team. . . After watching 
them, I agree. . . even in their 
gym suits, . . or was Miss Bell 
talking about "good looking" in 
a different sense? 





throughtout this past campaign although few of us could 
understand why he was used so sparingly. When he did 
play, he was still the cool-headed player he was last year, even 
having the same set expression on his face at all times. 

About Leo Gillis, Bob Kardon, and Ebe Joseph there 
is little to be said to anyone who saw any of the games or 
even read the write-ups. These three had hustled both 
offensively and defensively every second of every game in 
which they played. The latter I especially cite because, in 
the opinion of many, he has covered a lot of ground in the 
field of improvement this year, and we look forward to Ebe's 
talents for one more season. 

As per usual, Ronnie Sisk justifiably drew applause every 
time he walked on or off the court. General opinion speaks 
of this boy as "the switch board," "a smart ball handler," 
"has a good effect on his team-mates" and so on. I think one 
good way of paying tribute to "the Big R" is to say he is one 
boy who has ability everyone regards with pride and respect. 

Bob Sullivan and Ed Silverie are two boys that we could 
depend on to give their all in any contest, and next year fans 
will probably see a lot more of them. 

Three surprises this year have been Mort Lenane, Herm 
Schmidt, and Bill Davis. Worth every bit of praise one 
could give them, they will be no surprise in the future. All 
three are capable on both offense and defense. Davis in my 
opinion possesses the most spirited attitude and all-around 
drive of anyone I have ever seen. 

Joe Seivold and Roy Henderson made up the freshman 
representation this season, and I think Coach Smith chose 
wisely. In their few appearances these two showed poten- 
tialities of developing into future W. C. court stars. 

And while we made mention of "Smitty" let's give 
credit where credit is due. When a team runs up a losing 
streak all the blame falls on "the coach." No matter what we 
may think, our place is to back him, because he guided our 
team into the playoffs after everyone thought such an event 

As I sit here wondering what the result will be on 
Thursday, I think of the big Mason-Dixon clock signalling 
"overtime" rather than "the end"— and I repeat, "Nice going, 

and now he is out for lacrosse. 
During the basketball season he 
played first string on the Junior 
Varsity team. He is best with 
set shot, scoring twelve and 
thirteen points per game. This 
should be quite an asset to next 
year's varsity five. We all look 
forward to seeing Wad boost the 
score of next year's varsity. 

Red was declared the "sexiest" 
color by 66 per cent of those 
sampled in a poll by the Tufts 
College Weekly. Slinky black 
garnered 25 per cent of the votes. 
Nine per cent of the voters — all 
men — gave their preference to 

Women polled by the college 
weekly were almost unanimous in 
voting for "fiery, brazen, and 
active" red as the most sexy color. 

(AOP) — We knew somebody, 
somehow, somewhere, would come 
up with a perfect solution to the 
campus parking problem which pla- 
gues college students and campus 
cops across the nation. Dennis Krz- 
yzaniak, instructor in chemistry at 
South Dakota State College at Brook- 
ings, offers these solutions: 

(1) Paint the tires the same color 
as the campus policeman's chalk. 
Several months will elapse before 
his current supply is exhausted. 

(2) Coat tires freely with concen- 
trated HC1, which will react with 
chalk, producing carbon dioxide and 

(3) Purchase tireless cars. 

(4) Obey the committee's current 
parking regulations in hopes that 
their research efforts will bring us 
more modern modes of transporta- 
tion, such as space belts, short range 
rocket pencils, etc 

Thirst knows no season 

- Prospect - 

By Ludwig Lederer 

At the close of the basketball 
season, everyone wonders what 
next year's team will be like. 
Win, lose, or draw — we hope to do 
better when the 1955-56 scores 
have been recorded. 

One interesting prospect for the 
1955-56 cagers is Basil Wadovsky. 
"Wad" is eighteen years old, stands 
six feet, three inches tall, and 
weighs 165 pounds. He likes all 
sports, having played lacrosse and 
basketball while attending St. 
Pauls in Baltimore. He is very 
athletic — likes to swin and play 

Wad is going to major in politi- 
cal science and minor in economics. 
He likes Washington College be- 
cause "it's a fine small college 
away from home." When he 
graduates, he owes Uncle Sam a 
two-year hitch in the Navy. He 
is now in the reserves. 

Last fall Wad ran cross country 


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Phone 149 or 53 

Paul's Shoe Store 


Shoe Repair 

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Phone 184 

Chestertown, Md. 

(Continued from page 2) 

Cagers Fight 

opening minutes of the game, but 
shots by Joseph and Kardon 
moved the Sho' team to the front 
where they remained the rest of 
the game. 

Bergen and Kardon led the fight 
offensively with 33 and 23 re- 
spectively, while Joseph again 
handled the rebounds. 

W. C. 79 Randolph-Macon 77 
Feb. 24 Washington College won 
it's third consecutive league game 
in four days as it edged Randolph - 
Macon 78-77 on the losers' court. 

Leo Gillis became the "man-of 
-the-hour" as he pumped in a jump 
shot with only five seconds re- 
maining to give the Sho'men their 
final win and sixth place in the 
Mason-Dixon Conference. 

The Sho' team, well ahead by 
halftime (43-31), found their lead 
slowly shrinking in the second half. 
Drives by the opponents' sharp- 
shooting forward closed the gap 
between the two teams, and put 
the pressure on the Sho'men more 
than ever. With 15 seconds to 
play, Ray Benton, the lanky 
center, tied the game 77-77. The 
rest is history. Leo Gillis, 
peating Chic Haines' shot in last 
year's C. U. game, tossed one in. 
Five seconds later the buzzer sound- 
ed and the Sho'men were M-D 
play-off bound. 

Jack Bergen led the offensive 
fight with a 26.3 average for the 
three games. He was followed by 
Joseph, 14.6; Sisk, 12.6; Kardon, 
12.6; Silverie, 11.6; and Gillis, 9.3. 

It would be impossible to pick 
any one player and credit him as 
being the "outstanding" one. Jack 
Bergen played his usual offensive 
game, providing the team with 
those much-needed points. Ebe 
Joseph used his legs in such a 
manner as would make a kangaroo 
blush. He took control of both 
boards as well as scoring 44 
points in the three games. Ronnie 
Sisk became the key man in win- 
ning the last three. Ed Silverie 
returned to the court after a mid - 
season rest and proved his eye is 
as deadly as ever. Bob Kardon 
added the rest of the height and 38 
points to the cause. Leo Gillis 
proved to be the most decisive 
player in the series. Keeping a 
cool head and setting-up plays 
seemed to be his specialty. And 
his last minute shot, our salvation. 

A "well done" to the team from 
this writer. 

For Fine Quality 
Robert L. Forney 

Merchandise and Service 



Compliments of 

Publishers of 
Kent County News 

The Enterprise 
Commercial Printing 

(Continued from page 2) 

Fitting Performance 

were generally well done. There 
was a tendency at the first per- 
formance to speed the delivery of 
dialogue during the second and 
third scenes, obscuring the content 
of the lines. This was happily 
corrected by the last night. The 
psychiatrist, played by John 
Richey, was especially well done, 
with all the professional neutrality 
and astringency of thought re- 
quired. Unfortunately he was 
sometimes at a loss about cues in 
the second act. Jack Winkler, as 
the husband, was dependably 
humorless until the second act, 
when his first laugh in the play 
was something to see. His wife, 
Joan Vanik, was quite unlovable 
and insecure, as she ought to be. 
Mr. Owings was delightful as one 
of the "guardians" (is this type 
casting?) and Dina Henry suitably 
frivolous, though somewhat youth- 
ful, as the other. John Parker was 
credible, but not clear in his 
enunciation, as the admirer of the 
young woman. This last, played 
by Eva Corliss, was much better in 
the second act than in the first, 
where her petulant reaction to the 
jilting by the husband was hard to 
fit into the character as later re- 
vealed by her actions. Anna All- 
spach did well in a brief part, the 

It should by mentioned that the 
cast, attempting the English idiom, 
was sometimes at odds with itself. 
There seemed to be some dis- 
agreement as to whether "tele- 
gram" should be pronounced "tele- 

The direction of Al Condello 
was very good. The special pro- 
blem of the "round" is the planning 
of action so that the faces of 
speakers shall be as little obscured 
to the audience as possible. The 
placing of the sofa and the 
grouping around it in the first 
scene seemed faulty in this respect. 
The seats were otherwise well-ad- 
apted to the medium and to the re- 
quirements of the play. 

(Continued from page 1) 


United States Naval Academy. 
The participation of Washington 
College is by no means limited to 
members of either the Forensic So- 
ciety or the Debating Team. Any- 
one may try out for this opportunity 
to represent the college, and any 
interested persons should contact 
Bob Boyd. Washington College has 
been honored by being the first of 
this series and the best team possible 
should be sent to Baltimore to repre- 
sent the students. 

(Continued from page 2) 

Letter To Editor 

year. Other types of plays still 
have a place here. One play of 
this type is sufficient for the pres- 
ent. Acceptance of a new idea 
or action is always slow; complete 
revolution never brings about a 
change for the better. 

Let us hope that some day, how- 
ever, the presentation of such plays 
by the Washington Players will 
be accepted as the usual, rather 
than the unique thing. 

Barbara Delaney 

(Continued from page 1) 

Science Club 

high fidelity. 

Epilepsy Film 

There was also a short business 
meeting, and a film, "Seizure", put 
out by the Maryland State Depart- 
ment of Health on epilepsy. This 
film showed various types of 
epilepsy and the treatment and 
medical cares involved. The social 
angle was also brought in - how 
society reacts to epileptics. 

The next meeting of the Society 
was Wednesday, March 2, which 
featured a "Report on Aberdeen"; 


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University of Minnesota Quiz Bowl 
Kids, wlho have mowed down twelve 
universities in the weekly College 
Quiz Bowl program Saturday nights 
over NBC, came up with a com- 
plete blank on one question last week. 
Not one could repeat the second 
stanza of the University's alma 
mater, "Minnesota, Hail to Thee." 

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Chestertown Elect. Light 

& Power Company 

Park Cleaners 

"One Day Service" 
Phone 318-W 
Chestertown, Maryland 


High Street - Chestertown, Md. 




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Phone 241 

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All Occasions 
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Speakers Will Discuss Communism 

International Relations 
Day Here On March 25th 

Two From W. C. 
Debate Today On TV 

Today at 4:30 P. M., Pete 
Bui-bage and John Messerall will 
represent Washington College in 
the first of a series of debates 
WMAR-TV, a Baltimore Tele- 
vision station. The topic of the 
debate will be : "Resolved that 
the State of Maryland should 
ibolish all forms of Motion Pic- 
ture censorship". 

To Debate Affirmative 

Burbage and Messerall will de- 
fend the affirmative side of the 
question, while two students 
from Loyola will debate the 
negative. This program is the first 
of a series of television debates 
to be held on WMAR-TV every 
Saturday from 4:30 to 5:00 P. 

Debate Plan 

The debate plan has been 
changed since the last publication. 
WMAR changed the plan to make 
the debate fairer to the teams. 
The debate, will start with Wash- 
ington College's first speaker, 
Pete Burbage, who will argue 
for five minutes. Loyola's first 
speaker will follow with an ar- 
gument to the negative. There 
will be a five-minute question 
and answer period with John Mes- 
serall of Washington College 
questioning members of the other 
team. This is the major change in 
the order, since the program dir- 
ectors feel that one member of 
a team questioning the other 
team will be fairer to both teams, 

The final phase of the debate 
will be a summary by the first 
speaker of each team. The teams 
will each get three minutes for 
this part. Pete Burbage will give 
the summary for Washington Col- 

In the next of these debates on 
WMAR-TV, midshipmen from the 
United States Naval Academy 
will debate afl issue of state- 
wide concern with students from 
the University of Maryland. 

Concert On 31st 
Lists Pianist 

Pierre Sancan, a young French 
pianist and composer, will play 
at the concert sponsored by the 
Chester Community-College Music 
Group on March 31. 

Mr. Sancan is a winner of the 
highest French musical honor, 
The Grand Prix de Rome. He has 
also won many other awards and 

Born in the French Morrocco, 
North Africa, Mr. Sancan went 
to Paris to study. At 19 he be- 
came an officer in the French 
Army, fighting against the Nazis. 

This will be Pierre Sancan's 
second concert at Washington 
College as he gave one in the 
spring of 1962 when he toured 
the United States. He will play 
works of Chopin, Ravel, Liszt, and 
two of his own workB. 

Will Consult 
Students On 
New Center 

Responding to an administra- 
tion inquiry wanting to know 
what facilities the students should 
like to have placed in the plans 
for the proposed student union 
building, the Student Council de- 
cided at the last meeting to cir- 
culate questionnaires through the 
dormitories sometime this week. 
Student Union 

The communication from Presi- 
dent Gibson made it clear that 
the student union would not be 
built for many years, perhaps a 
dozen, but that it was necessary 
to have some suggestions about 
what the building should con- 
tain, before the architect could 
begin work. 

The Council will try to contact 
every student for opinions. One 
suggestion voiced at the meet- 
ing was that a small, quiet room 
for a chapel should be provided. 
Ping: Pong: Returns 

Return of ping pong to Hod- 
son Hall was verified with the 
report that one table would be 
placed there temporarily, pend- 
ing the reaction by the respec- 
tive television and ping pong 

Minor Grievances 

Minor grievances concerned fish 
and flies. The dining hall report- 
ed that fish was good enough to 
serve anytime and that there was 
no possibility of having two 
choices for Friday meals, as 
Council had recommended. Fresh- 
man complaints about flies in the 
dorms received the promise that 
Council would ask for spray 
bombs for the janitors, and sug- 
gestion that residents reduce the 
field of attraction by keeping their 
own rooms clean. 

To Present 
Eliot Play 

The Canterbury Club, in col- 
laboration with the Chester 
Players, will present T. S. Eliot's 
great dramatic masterpiece, "Mur- 
der in the Cathedral", on May 18 
and 19. The play, often thought 
to be Eliot's best attempt at 
poetic drama, deals with the later 
life, death, and martyrdom of 
Thomas a Becket, famous Arch- 
bishop of Canterbury. 


A large cast has been chosen, 
with Mr. Frederick Meigs playing 
the lead as Becket. The Chorus 
of Women of Canterbury is com- 
posed of Eva Corliss, Helen Hull, 
Ellie Thomas, Sondra Duvall, Gay 
Carson, Debbie Heers, and B. C. 
Jones. The Three Priests are Bob 
Colborn, Bob Shockley, and Bob 

The Tempters are Pete Riecks, 
Anthony Byles, Bert Lederer, 
and Dr. George Jones, The Four 
Knights who finally murder Becket 
are Pete Burbage, Jack Winkler, 
Jack Daniel, and Aldo Gallo. A 
Herald is played by Al Condello. 

Pete Burbage, director, said the 
play is "rich in poetic thought. Its 
philosophical import is enhanced 
by the driving beauty of the 
language, whose sound and color 
promote a synthesis of the in- 
tellectual and aesthetic." 

Cast Set 
For "Moon 
Is Blue" 

The cast for the Broadway 
and cinema hit comedy "The Moon 
is Blue" has been annqunced by 
the play's director Barbar" De- 

Wanita MacMullen will scar in 
the delicate role of Patty O'Neill, 
that part that brought fame 
to Maggie MacNamara in the 
now-famous movie version of F. 
Hugh Herbert's three-act work. 
The male lead will be handled 
by Wayne Gruehn, who portrays 
the respectable architectural de- 
signer Donald Gresham, whose 
(Continued on page 4) 

Zetas Elect 

On Monday, March 7, Zeta 
Tau Alpha held their annual elec- 
tions. Emily Dryden was elected 
president, Sondra Duvall, vice- 
president, Anne Grim, secretary. 
Nancy Jalbert, treasurer, and 
Myra Bonhage, historian. At an 
earlier meeting Sara Sachse was 
chosen for the position of rush 
chairman. Before the elections 
Carolyn Andrews was initiated 

Religious Emphasis Day Here 
On April 1st; Walsh Speaker 

Religion Day, scheduled for 
April 1st, will bring together the 
various religious faiths repre- 
sented by the student body for the 
purpose of listening to interesting 
commentary and participating in 


Following breakfast and group 
talks at Chestertown churches and 
in Hodson Hall (where those not 
represented by town denominations 
will meet) students will hear a 
keynote address by The Rev. Dr. 
Chad Walsh, Beloit, Wisconsin. 
Dr. Walsh, a former atheist, is 
the outstanding young wirter in the 
Episcopal Church. He has pro- 
duced several books, including a 
compilation of his own poems. 
Besides his clergyman's duties he 
serves as professor of English at 

The History and Political Science Department of Washington 
College is sponsoring an International Relations Day on Friday, March, 
25, 1955. The topic of the program is "The Communist Menace." 

Reverend Lewis F. Cole, Jr., of St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 
Churchill, Maryland, will give the invocation at 9 a.m. Introductory 
remarks concerning the day's program are to be delivered by Dr. 
Charles B. Clark, Program Chairman and Head of the Department of 
History and Political Science. In the absence of Dr. Daniel Z. Gibson, 
president, Dr. Joseph Doyle, Dean, will will extend a welcome to the 


A high school panel discussion 
is to be held from 9:10 a.m. to 
9:50 a.m. on the topic "American 
Youth and the Communist Menace." 
Mr. Edward R. Padgett, Assistant 
Professor of Political Science, will 
moderate this discussion. Partici- 
pants are to be Miss Elizabeth 
Carter of Centreville High School, 
Mr. William Coleman of Chester- 
town High School, Miss Sara 
Donohoe of Galena High School, 
and Mr. Michael D. Clark of St. 
Paul's School, Baltimore. The Col- 
lege debate on the National Col- 
legiate Debate Question, "Resolved, 
That the United States Should 
Recognize Communist China" will 
be held from 10 a.m. through 11 
a.m. with Mr. Jack W. Henry, Jr., 
Assistant Professor of History, 
presiding. Washington College, 
represented by Syd Friedman and 
Dick McGrary, will debate the af- 
firmative, while Leslie Norins and 
Lewis I. Sank, from Johns Hopkins 
University, will debate the negative. 


From 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. a 
panel discussion on "The Com- 
munist Menace" will be held. 
Moderating the discussion will be 
Mr. Frederick W. Dumschott, 
Associate Professor of Political 
Science. Mr. Robert I. Owen, 
Soviet Desk Officer of the United 
States Department of State, will 
discuss the "Techniques of Soviet 
Control On Eastern Europe." 
"Soviet Moves in Asia" is the topic 
of Mr. David Williamson, retired 
Foreign Service Officer of the 
United States Department of State. 
Dr. Walther Kerchner, Associate 
Professor of History of the Univer- 
sity of Delaware will talk on "The 
Persistence of Isolationist Trends 
in Russia." 


At 1 p. m. a luncheon will be 
held in Hodson Hall. The luncheon 
address, by Dr. Reuben G. 
Steinmeyer, Professor of Govern- 
ment and Political Science at the 
University of Maryland, will be 
given at 1:30 p.m. "Is Co-Ex- 
istence Possible?" is Dr. Stein- 
meyer's topic. He will be in- 
troduced by Dr. George Jones, 
Assistant Professor of History. 
The International Relations Day 
will then adjourn. 


Registration for the day is to 
be held in the lobby of William 
Smith Hall from 8:30 a.m. to 
9:00 a.m. All discussions are to be 
held in William Smith auditorium. 
Omicron Delta Kappa and the 
Paul E. Titsworth Forensic Society 
will assist in registration and 

Republicans To 
Continue Dances 

The Young Republican Club re- 
cord dance in Hodson last Sunday 
was termed a huge success by 
Buddy Sparks, president, as he 
noted that a larger-than-estimated 
crowd attended. Encouraged by 
the response, the group decided 
at its Wednesday meeting to con- 
tinue the events on appropriate 
Sunday nights. There was talk 
of providing refreshments for the 
future dances. 

Banquet In May 

PJans were made to hold a, 
banquet, tentatively in the first 
week of May. Arrangements will 
be handled by the program com- 
mittee, under John Richey. 

X Hop Slated 
For April 1st 

The Ox Hop, annual informal 
dance sponsored by Theta Chi, 
has been rescheduled on Friday, 
April 1, at the American Legion 

Dream Girl 

Highlighting the function will 
be the crowning of the Theta 
Chi Dream Girl amid appropri- 
ate ceremonies. Chosen last year 
was Ramona Willey. 

Paul Fredericks' band will play 
from eight until twelve o'clock. 
Admission price is on* dollar 
per person, 

Beloit College. 

In the afternoon, student panels, 
moderated by Dr. Walsh, will meet 
to discuss pertinent topics. Dr. 
Clark and Mr. Padgett will address 
the group on the general topic of 
religion and government in the U.S. 

Heads AOPi's 

Barbara Anderson was elected 
president of AOPi at annual 
election Monday. Priscilla Dum- 
schott will serve as vice-president 
and will hecome president of the 
Pan-Hellenic Council. 

Other officers are Eleanor Hemp- 
stead, secretary; Carol Kniseley, 
treasurer ; Lynn Emory, rush 
chairman; Janet Middleton, Cor- 
responding secretary. 





Washington College Chestertown, Maryland 

Established 1782 

Member of the 

Associated Collegiate Press 

Editor-in-Chief .------ .George Hanst 

News Editor Ralph UsiLTON 

Feature Editor Emily Dryden 

Sports Editor - Al Albertson 

Circulation Manager Hezzy Howard 

Business Manager Jerry Lambdin 

Photographer JOB KELLER 

News Staff — Bud Moore, Kakie Brackett, Martha Ann Kohout. 
Feature Staff — Boo Locker, Janet Parks, Myra Bonhage, Anna Lucy 

Allspach, Shelly Bader, Stan Goldstein, Hezzy Howard, 
Sports Staff — Jerry Yudizky, Allen Grimes, Jim Walker Chuck 

Covington, Bert Lederer, Jim Wright, Wayne Gruehn, 

Steve Hoffman. 
Typist B. C Jones, Pat Anderson, Janet Middleton, Frances Robins. 

Post It, But Where? 

Posting of the Dean's List is a good way to recognize 
students for scholastic achievements. This year the list was 
placed appropriately in the library, the symbol of learning 
at any college. Then the Student Council- received requests 
that the list be posted in the Snack Bar, where, allegedly, 
more persons could see it. If such is the case, the happy 
solution would be to post serveral lists. But it is a dis- 
heartening commentary on the students if they do not 
patronize the library at least as much as they do the 
Snack Bar. 

Letter To The Editor 


Cases of academic dishonesty 
have recently been brought to the 
attention of the Student Gov- 
ernment Association. In spite of 
the fact that enforcement of 
academic honesty is the respon- 
sibility of the faculty, it is the 
students who suffer injustice when 
the enforcement is not adequate. 

Since dishonesty is injurious 
not to the instructor, but to the 
remainder of the class, it is the 
students themselves who must 
act to remedy the situation. 
There are three possible solu- 
tions for the student who has 
evidence of dishonesty in his 

1. Take your complaint to the 
administration — name names, 
times, places, etc. OR 

2. Come to the Student Gov- 
ernment Association who will then 
discreetly write to the person sus- 

pected of dishonesty, stating that 
a complaint has been registered 
against him, and that it would 
be to the advantage of his re- 
putation among his classmates if 
he would conduct himself so as 
to avoid future cause for accusa- 
tion. The name of the informer 
to the Student Government As- 
sociation will be kept confidential. 

3. You may handle cases of 
academic dishonesty yourself by 
personally telling the offenders 
of the displeasure of their class- 

Since this is basically a student 
problem, it can best be solved by 
student co-operation in any of the 
three above methods. The Stu- 
dent Government Association 
urges that you bring this or any 
other problem to it for solution 
to your advantage and satisfac- 


Kenneth Bourn, 

Pres. S. G. A. , 

On A Senior 

The honor of being chosen out- 
standing senior for this week 
falls on John "Arriba" Parker. 
Since his arrival at W. C. four 
years ago from his home in 
Baltimore, John has participated 
in many campus , activities and 
organizations. In the dramatic 
field, John was the first W. C. 
theater-in-the-round production, 
"The Importance of Being Ern- 
est", sponsored by the Mt. Ver- 
non Society, of which he is now 
president, and has had roles in 
"Ten Little Indians" and "Cock- 
tail Party". Besides acting, he 
served two years as publicity 

The Lacrosse Player 

Culture Corner 

By Shelly and Stan 

Being at a loss for anthing else 
to criticize (this is Criticize Your 
Neighbor Year), we will proceed 
to say nasty things about our 
dining hall. Actually, the staff 
and administration are okay and 
many of us have gained weight 
since coming here. People always 
sound off without knowing the 
facts, so this may help some of our 
campus foghorns. Everyone com- 
plains about how the menus are 
made up. This is really done 
through a careful and scientific 

It seems that when they first 
built Hodson Hall, one of the 
workers' wives, who used to sneak 
over to bring him refreshments, 
was built into a wall. This may 
sound fantastic, but she happened 
to sample som% of the stuff herself 
and was found lying stiff near a 
pile of lumber. From then on it 
was easy. A nearsighted car- 
penter used her to brace a beam 
and work went merrily on. 

Awaking many years latr-r, she 
found she was right behind the ice- 
box and next to the pantry. By 
ingeniously enlarging her lips to 
enormous porportions, she is able 
to stretch out and eat. 

It seems that despite the ab- 
normally clean condition? existent 
in our modern kitchen, some odors 
are able to seep outside and some 

remain floating around inside. 
Therefore, our unfortunate woman 
has been constantly exposed to 
these odors for many years and 
as^a result, has developed a slight 
abnormality. She mutters a com- 
bination of two foods every now 
and then. The difficulty arises 
in being present and being able to 
understand what is said. This 
is accomplished by various means. 
If one opens the tiny door next to 
the icebox and keeps his head in- 
side for a while, the inner ear 
froms a layer of frost which acts 
as a filter enabling the inter- 
pretation of these mumblings. 
Today, for example when the re- 
search for this report was com- 
piled, we distinctly heard two short 
shrieks that sounded like noodles 
and fish, and sure enough, we had 
noodles and tuna fish. So you 
see it really isn't very hard for 
anyone to make up the menus here 
at Hodson Hal. What we sug- 
gest to all the gripers, is to come 
on back into the kitchen sometime 
and stick their griping heads into 
the icebox and interpret for them- 

Now many of you may not be- 
lieve this and call it a rabiid re- 
port, but if you will only trouble 
to go behind Hodson Hall some 
evening, you will see some men 
using a dowser] trying to locate 
the unfortunate woman. 

chairman for the Washington 
Players. John, with his friend 
Steynen, also participated in the 
Stunt Night programs. 

In the field of sports, John 
played J. V. basketball, enjoys 
playing tennis, and is captain of 
the lacrosse team this year, where 
he plays goalie and is possible All- 

Singing in the choir, writing 
for the Elm and serving as the 
president of the Wesley Club 
this year are "among his activi- 
ties, plus being a member of 
Lambda Chi Alpha. Because of 
his campus service John was 
tapped into ODK and chosen for 
"Who's Who". After graduation 
he will probably attend Marine 
OCS, although he also plans to 
attend graduate school and then 
teach his major subject, history. 




well here i am for 78 dastardly 

days .... signs of spring . . . . 
db seen gamboling on green . . . . 
mice vacating dorms .... fools. . . . 
just when heat comes on , . .even 
zach has proverbial fever . . . . 
kicking out walls of hodson . . . . 
power mad . . . .picnic lunches on 
tennis courts till june . . . tennis 
team must practice on 3rd floor 
library . . . will have those in- 
tellectual engagements yet ... . 
gibby wild with seasonal spirit. . . . 
shouldna hit that boy. ... all in fun 
. ominous cloud on horizon . . . . 
religious emphasis day .... ad- 
ministration concerned for student 
souls .... about time . . . ,st peter 
stopped accepting transfer credits 
.... right after bill smith left 
ox hop immediately following 
irony of it all ... . waiters worried 
about future status in cafeteria. . . 
may have to work .... horrors . . . 
great drama again in production 
. . place haunted with sensitive 
artistes .... humphrey has real- 
ized hidden thespian ambition . . . 
in moon is blue. . . . prompts 
prompters .... turned down by 
stage crew. . . . spring athletes 
nursing fresh bruises .... darky 
has heart set on navy game .... 
more pathos .... al] we need for 
defense .... is 2nd atomic sub. . . , 
ermon .... wearing new homicidal 
gleam. . . . making discrete in- 
quiries .... about little me ... . 
never get me alive .... good kid 
ermon .... he and joe hard at 
work on next semester policy. . . . 
bigger better cut system etc. . . . 
(Continued on page 4) 

Lacrosse is a cooperative team 
sport. It resembles soccer and foot- 
ball in that it is played on a long 
field with a center line and two 
goals at opposite ends of the field 
Here lacrosse's resemblance to 
other sports ends. In other team 
games, the end line of the playing 
field sensibly coincides with the 
goal line, but in lacrosse, player 
may legally run around behind the 
goal or anyplace else they diesire. 

The players live up to the Indian 
origin of the game. They carry 
weapons called sticks, wear long 
gloves like falconers' gauntlets, 
and don helments as war bonnets. 
With fringes on the gloves, feathers 
on the helmets, and buckskin uni- 
forms, they'd be real redskins. 
They manipulate a small, hard ball 
around the field with these strange 
sticks, which are long wooden 
poles with rawhide pockets -on one 

These athletes speak a strange 
language, babbling about "pick, 
crease, feed, face-off, and check". 
The last is an order for one man to 
quickly whack another with his 

The men on the team /race up 
and down the field like Olympic 
track stars, dismember as many 
opponents as possible, emit feroci- 
ous war whoops, and eventually hit 
the goalie with the ball. If they 
miss him, and the ball goes into the 
{Continued on page 4) 

Show - Stoppers 

by Yudizky 

At the Intejmational Theate 
Month assembly the opening hyim 
was "Ancient of Days". In con 
trast, Mrs. Burger spoke of iin 
proving internatiopal relations ii 
future years. 

Aldo Gallo made Mrs. Burgei 
blush (slightly) when he referret 
to her as one of the leaders in th( 
children's theater movement in thj 
country. A few moments late] 
she returned the embarrassmeni 
(considerably) when she called J 
Aldo one of her "very own special 

She called ours a spontaneous 
looking group ... In the past 
the only thing we did spontaneously 
was fall asleep . . . Doubt if any. 
one went to sleep on her . . .hofl 
could they? 

Her suit was blue, but she, her- 
self, was quite gay. 

Understand she studied German 
before going to Germany. . . 
Wonder if she studied the art of 
ad-libbing from B. Hope and J, 
Benny before coming to W. C. 
The business with the hands was 
probably picked up while, learning 
to give a speech for the students at 

Campus Crossword 

(Puzzle by hondst 

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Miss Grim 
Pre-holiday time 

"The Venerable ." 

Imposed upon 

He gave 50 guineas and 

Come in again ' 

Respectful address 


One is planted near the 


Personal pronoun 

Europen Recovery Progr 



Note of scale 

Oklahoma city 


Patriotic group 


Takes weapons from 


Apple type 


Hawaiian food 

Girl's name 

Past W. C. president 




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2. Purloin 

3. Made beer 

4. Two-seat car 
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6. Feeble 

7. Presently 

8. Bunting librarian 

9. Glass vessel 

10. Baking enclosure 

11. Spread to dry 
16. Formation from acid and 

18. Pigpens 

20. Aid 

21. Italian city 

22. Paradise 

27. Concentrate study for finals 

28. Possessive pronoun 

30. Roman magistrate 

31. Entrance 

32. Gave medicine to 

35. Peaceful 

36. Adjusts oneself 

37. Top W. C. woman athlete 
39. Skinflint 

41. Remember it, along with Pearl 

42. Stylist of the "Flat Look" 

43. A choice food 

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46. Posed for portrait 
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AOPi's Falter 
As Zetas A's and 
Frosh Surge 

By Jerry Yudizky 

The AOPi's, after having the 
league leading position in their 
possession since the opening game 
of the season, have dropped to 
third place in the Girls' Intramural 
Basketball league as the result of 
a 39-22 loss to the Zeta "A" team 
Monday. It was the first defeat 
in four games for last year's de- 
fending champs. The "A'"s, in 
winning, have moved into a first 
place tie with the Freshmen. In 
other recent action the Frosh piled 
up a two-season record high score 
in handing the Alpha Chi's their 
third defeat, while the Zeta "B's" 
: entered the win column, topping 
the Independents, 41-23. 

Despite the alert and hustling 
guard work by Carol Kniseley and 
Bobby Anderson, the APOi's de- 
fense was unable to stop the second 
half scoring spree by Sue Reichlin 
and Anna Lucy Allspach, who 
(Continued on page 4) 

Cagers' Record 7 Wins, 11 Losses 

Standing: Coach Emerson Smith, Ron Sisk, Ed Silverie, Roy Henderson, Frank Phares, Ebe 
Joseph, Bob Sullivan, Bob Kardon. Kneeling: Jim Jones, manager, Leo Gillis, Bill Davis, 
Mort I.enane, Captain Jack Bergen, Herm Schmidt, Joe Seivold, Spence Meade, manager. 


by Wayne Gruehn 

These last two weeks the sportsworld, for the most part, 
has been at rest. I say for the most part because various 
playoffs and tournaments around the country are still in 
progress. At Washington College, thoughts of basketball have 
now turned to thoughts of baseball, lacrosse, track, and tennis. 
.My worthy collegues have heretofore given rundowns 
on the above mentioned squads, so I shall not attempt to add 
any more information here. Rather I'd like to pause a 
moment and take inventory on the facts and figures con- 
cerning the past, present, and future of Washington College's 
seven competitive teams. 

Coach Ed Athey's soccer squad presently holds the title 
of Middle Atlantic Conference Soccer Champions. From 
its ranks nine boys scattered themselves on three different 
conference All Star teams. Roger Smoot was named on the 
Middle Atlantic, Mason-Dixon and All-Southern all star 
teams. Mort Lenane, Barry Burns, Sam Spicer, Arnold Sten, 
Luther Vaught, Rex Lenderman and Jack Dail were the 
others whose efforts were good enough for the various all - 
Star squads. Goalie Joe Szymanski's 207 saves throughout 
the season gave him mention not only on the three all - star, 
but the third-string All-American Team as well. 

Although our hill and dalers finished fiffth out of ten in 
the Mason-Dixon Championship Run-off, the first out of 
seventy-three runners to cross the line was our Lew Buckley. 
Captain Lew, who set several records during season competi- 
tion, gained the title of present champion by loping over the 
rugged three and one-tenth mile course in sixteen minutes 
and eleven seconds! 


From cross-country, Coach Emerson Smith went indoors 
to guide the court squad into the Mason-Dixon Playoff 
Tournament for the first time since 1949. Again one man 
was to finish the season as a champion. This time it was 
Captain Jack Bergen, high scorer not only in the conference 
but in the state as well with a 25.1 average. Needless to 
say, Maryland contains some "big-time" teams. 

From the four warm-weather sports, we boast two more 
present title-holders. Coach Thomas Kibler's diamond nine 
is the Mason-Dixon Champion while Coach Charles Clark's 
lacrosse squad is tied with Syracuse University of New York 
for the Laurie-Wilcox Division Championship. 

As for the track and tennis teams, there is little sense 
in smoothing over poor records, but they were once on top, 
and there's no reason why they can't be agaiin. Continued 
support by the students both on the field and in the stands 
can make it possible. Sometimes our support isn't as high 
as it should be but many more times the cheering section 
has been there to the last minute. 


So there you have it. We field seven teams. Three 
of them are championship squads, while two* more have 
individual champions on their rosters. 

But perhaps the most important point to notice is the 
list of schools we play or have played in the last few years; 
Navy, Duke, North Carolina State, Harvard, Maryland, 
Washington and Lee, and even our conference teams Balti- 
more University, Catholic University, Johns Hopkins, Loyola, 
Western Maryland, and so on. They are all schools whose en- 
rollments far outnumber ours, meaning that our drawing 
(Continued on page 4) 

by Al Grimes 

A 129-101 victory by Baltimore 
University in the opening round of 
the Mason-Dixon Playoffs added the 
hinishing chapter to another 
volume of the Washington College 
Basketball Story. 

While the season wasn't im- 
pressive as far as a won-lost record 
is concerned, there were some 
brighter moments during the 

The team started fast, winning 
over the Alumni 85-58 and Cath- 
olic U. 82-70. Upsala started 
what seemed to be the trend later 
the season as it won 89-87 in 
overtime. Two more wins, 73-71 
over Towson S.T.C. and 84-74 over 
Western Maryland put the Sho' 
team ahead with a 4-1 record. 
Three straight losses, 112-108 in 
overtime to Gallaudet, 60-59 to 
West Chester S.T.C. and 65-60 to 
Loyola evened the record at 4-4. 

The team seemed to have found 
ts stride again against John Hop- 
kins U. with an 82-73 victory, even 
though the outcome was in doubt 
during most of the second half. 
The Sho'men blew a 9 point half- 
time lead (43-34) when the Blue 
Jays scored 14 straight points to 
take a 48-43 lead. 

It was to be a long time before 
the Sho'men were to see the long 
end of a score again. After the 
Hopkins win the Sho' team suf- 
fered six straight setbacks: Roan- 
oke 74-55, Mt. St. Mary's 141-67, 
Baltimore U. 138-113, Loyola 94- 
70, Lycoming 75-59 and Susque- 
hanna 84-79. 


One month ofter the Hopkins 
game the team collected its first 
win. On Feb. 21st, the Sho'men 
started their final drive toward 
the play-offs with a 92-66 victory 
over Catholic U. This was followed 
by a 102-81 win over Gallaudet 
and Randolph-Macon 79-77. These 
three victories in four days moved 
the Sho'men from 10th to 6th 
place in the league and a con- 
ference play-off berth. The Sho'- 
men ended the regular season much 
the same way as it started. 

Even though a 7-11 record isn't 
too much to boast about, the season 
brought many thrills and out- 
standing performances. The team 
broke the century mark 3 times 
during the regular season. The 
138-113 loss to Baltimore U. set 
several records. The 251 points 
totaled by the teams was a Mason- 
Dixon two-team record. It was 
also a record amount of points 
scored on the W. C. court, as well 
as the most points scored in losing. 
(Continued on page 4) 

- Prospect - 

Joe Seivold 

By Dixie Walker 

Stepping into the spotlight as 
this week's Freshman Prospect is 
Joe Seivold, one of the most 
athletic new arrivals to Washing- 
ton College. 

Joe, nineteen years old and a 
graduate of Friends School in 
Baltimore, was the key man in the 
athletic program at that school. 
He sparkled at the halfback slot 
the football team, averaged 
fifteen points a game in basketball, 
and made the All-Maryland La- 
crosse squad while leading Friends 
to a state lacrosse championship. 

Joe initiated his college sports 
career by garnering over fifteen 
markers a game for the Maroon 
and Black Jayvee squad. In ad- 
dition to this, he averaged ten 
assists a game to spark the floor 

His shooting and proficient fall 
handling caught the eye of Varsity 
Caoch Smith and Joe ended the 
cage season as a member of the 
varsity squad. Although seeing 
limited action he impressed Sho'- 
men fans with his adept passing, 
shooting, and all-out hustle. 
Seivold could well be an important 
cog in next year's drive for another 
Mason-Dixon playoff berth, or 
better yet, a conference champion- 

Currently, however, Joe has 
turned to the lacrosse field, where 
his athletic talents have been ex- 
erted and rewarded the most. He 
has made a strong bid for a 
starting midfield position on the 
1955 Clarkmen and is sure to see 
plenty action today when Washing- 
ton College travels to the Univer- 
sity of Maryland for a pre-season 
exhibition game. 

In the vital statistics depart- 
ment, Joe, a dedicated athlete, sup- 
ports 160 pounds on a five feet, 
eight and one-half inch frame. In 
addition to his prowess 

Shore Netmen 
Appear Favored 
In Conference 

Washington College appears to 
have a good chance to cop the 
Mason-Dixon Conference tennis 
championship this spring because, 
while the Sho'men have been 
strengthened, their opponents have 
suffered heavy losses through 

Two losses, Clint Bra^lway and 
John Minnich (number 1 and 4 
men, respectively), nre the only 
absentees from last year's squad. 
However, the outlook is good be- 
cause such veterans have returned 
as Jerry Lambdin and Les Bell, 
who will probably vie for number 
one spot this year} and George 
Hanst. Palmor Hughes, and Stan 

To further stack the cards in 
their favor, this year's coach, John 
Wyatt, with much tournament ex- 
perience behind him, has begun to 
shape the team with the same 
skill that made him the tennis 
champion of Baltimore City for two 

Also, Catholic University and 
Johns Hopkins, last year's champ- 
ion and runner-up, respectively. 
have suffered such devastating 
losses that neither is considered a 

Finally, there are several 
promising additions to the 1955 
team in Alan Sharp, Bill Lewis, 
Jack Dail, Tom Short, Ollie Beall, 
Tom Elmore, Don Witmondt, Rich 
Devine, and Don Slipper. 

Last season's team record was 
4 wins and 8 losses. The Sho'men 
won one match from Randolph- 
Macon, one from Fort Meade and 
two from Mt. St. Marys. 
Opponents who scored victories 
were Catholic University and Johns 
Hopkins, two matches each; West- 
ern Maryland, Fort Meade, and 
American University, one each. 

Clint Bradway, number one man, 
had a record of eight wins and 
four defeats. His defeats prob- 
ably were due to over-confidence 
after he had out-pointed his op- 
ponent. His match at Randolph- 
Macon, for example, is legendary. 
Clint won the first set 4 to 6; in 
the second set he was ahead 5 to 2 
but lost it 7 to 5. Then, in the 
third set, Clint was leading 5 to 1 
and lost 7 to 5. 

This year nine matches are 
scheduled. Two more with Catholic 
U. and Delaware are uncertain. 


athletic field, Joe has found time 
to turn in winning marks towards 
a political science major. 

It is reassuring to know that 
Washington College will have an 
athlete like Joe Seivold around for 
three more years to spark the 
basketball and lacrosse squads. 



by Jerry Yudizky 

Bracken's rackin' up tne points 
while Brackett's got the racket. 
The Freshmen forwards have pos- 
session of the ball so much in their 
games in the Girl's Intramural 
League that they will soon have 
ownership rights to it. The only 
thing the Frosh guards have to 
guard against are the male specta- 
tors (who are of the unaninous 
opinion that Bracken would fit 
perfectly into the title of "The 
Bloomer Girl"). 

Wes Santee, of Wisconsin U., 
to run for the U. S. in the 
Pan-America Games . . . The P-A 
committee originally asked Steve 
"the Spurt" Hoffman to represent 
this country but when he declined 
(he had a Speech blue book the 
week of the Games) they gave the 
bid to Santee. 

Professional baseball bosses get 
(Continued on page 4) 





power is plainly limited. 

Maybe I seem to grind an ax when I say we have 
reason to be proud, but when a co-ed college of not even 
five hundred students can compete with larger schools and 
still come up with first place teams and individual champions, 
we not only have reason to be proud but reason to have faith 
in the old proverb: "Sometimes it's not quantity that 
counts but quality!" 

(Continued from page 2) 

The Lacrosse Player 

goal, they have scored a point, but 
the object of the game is to kill 
the goalie. 

The goalie's job is to get in the 
way of the ball and to broadcast 
a play-by-play description of the 
game. At half time he advertises 
Gillette Blue Blades! 

The lacrosse player opens his 
eyes in the morning to gaze fondly 
upon his stick. At breakfast he 
talks about whether or not the field 
will be muddy that afternoon. 
During classes he doodles plays 
aroung his notes. He drinks quarts 
of milk and orange juice. At noon, 
table conversation concerns who 
will play first string that after- 
noon and how many guys will be 
back from the injured list. For 
his afternoon classes, the lacrosse 
addict dons his baggy sweat pants 
and sweat shirt and marches to 
class nursing his precious stick 
under his arm. In rain or shine 
practice is held/ and the mad 

the field because of sprained joints, 
mild concussions, or exhaustion, 
The chronic ailments — weak ankles, 
shin splints, sore muscles, charley- 
horses, dislocated joints, and 
bruises — never cease. By the end 
of the season the whole team is 
held together by stitches and 
adhesive tape. 

That's the life of a lacrosse play- 
er. But despite all the agony 
there's something about the game 
that makes it well worth the 
trouble. See you at the first game! 

(Continued from page 3) 

AOPi's Falter 

tallied 15 and 1 points 
spectively. The half-time score 
showed the AOPi's ahead 16-11 
with Janet Middleton, who had 
averaged 24 points per game going 
into the Monday tilt, having 13 
points at the intermission. How- 
ever, she was held to just one field 
goal for the rest of the game 
while Reichlin and Allspach took 

lacrosse player runs miles and turns rolling up the score. 

miles around the track, perform: 
strenuous exercises, and scrim- 
mages (runs, shouts, and beats 
others to a pulp for several hours). 
Then he runs a few more miles of 
track and staggers exhausted to 
the gym. 

When the poor boy comes to 
dinner, he brings his sacred stick 
with him, and along with his food 
he digests plays, errors, and events 
of the day's practice. After dinner, 
when he associates with girls for 
the first time during the day, he 
makes stimulating conversation 
about what's wrong with the second 
string attack, how to get around a 
certain defenseman, etc. The poor 
girl can't get a word in edgewise. 
(That kills her.) 

Curfew time for lacrosse players 
is 10:30, but most girls who date 
them are escorted back to the dorm 
at 8:00 so that their boy friends 
can "really hit that sack and be 
ready for practice tomorrow!" 
One young lady was being escorted 
home from a formal dance at 10:15 
by a mid-fielder. Despite the fact 
that she had 1:00 permission and 
had danced only forty-five minutes, 
she had had a very pleasant evening 
until lacrosse entered the picture. 
At the door, the young athlete 
shook her hand vigorously and said, 
"I'd like to kiss you good-night, 
but I can't. I'm in training.*' 

No other game is so physically 
dangerous as lacrosse. At every 
practice at least three men leave 

Thirst knows no season 


The Freshmen power-trio of 
Penny Stenger, Jane Bracken and 
Anna Lucy Allspach continued to 
be the hottest and most consistent 
scoring trio in the league as they 
scored 24, 17, and 19, in that order. 
In getting 43 points the Alpha Chi's 
set the season's high-score mark 
for a losing team. Kay Cossaboon 
registered 15 points and Connie 
Waley 12. 

Team Captain Sarah Sachse led 
the Zeta "B's" in their win over the 
Indepedents with 14 markers, two 
points more than team-mate Betty 
Wilson. Lynne Robins topped the 
Independents with 13. 

Middleton leads the individual 
scoring parade with 88 points and a 
22 point average in four games. 
Her 26 points against Alpha Chi 
and the Independents are also the 
best one-game totals to date, fol- 
lowed by 24-point performances by 
Stenger and Reichlin. 

(Continued from page 3) 

Cager's Record 

It wasn't, however, the most points 
scored against the team. Mt. St. 
Mary's handed the Sho'men then- 
worst defeat with a 141-67 

Jack Bergen added to the 
brighter side by collecting 42 points 
against Gallaudet and 40 against 
Baltimore U. Jack also ended the 
season by winning the Conference 
scoring title with a 25.1 average. 


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as an all-conference player from 
He was the only player named 
In post-season play, the Sho'men 
Washington College, 
were defeated in the opening round 
of the Mason-Dixon Tournament 
by Baltimore U. at Evergreen Gym. 
Washington College never got 
started as the Bees forged ahead 
to a 64-31 half-time lead. Using 
their height and dead-shots to 
advantage, the Bees made it 
strictly an offensive battle as they 
poured in the points. Both Wash- 
ington College and Baltimore broke 
the old tournament record of 97 
points set by American U. Even 
in losing, Washington set a new 
record. The 70 points collected in 
the second half is a recoid amount 
in tournament games. 

Baltimore U. only lasted the one 
round, being beaten by Mt. St. 
Mary's the next night. From there 
the Mounts went in to win the 
crown for the second straight 
year by defeating Loyola in over- 
time. These same two teams 
played for the championship last 
year, with the same results. 

In summing up, it can be said 
we had a fairly successful season, 
even with the 7-11 record. The 
team play, the outstanding indivi- 
dual performances as well as team 
work all went to make a spirited 
season. The support given by the 
fans to the team also should draw 
some praise. With the loss of 
only two men, Jack Bergen and 
Pogo Phares, the students should 
look forward to a much better 
season next year. 

Before Our Time 

"In order that a student may be 
regarded as satisfactory in any 
subject, he must attain an ex- 
amination mark of 80 in that 
subject; or his examination mark 
combined with his recitation mark 
must give at least G5." 

More offenses punishable by ex- 
pulsion : 

1. "Falsehood, cheating, pro- 
fanity, card playing, betting or 
gambling in any form." 

2. "Drunkeness or the use or 
possession of spiritous liquors." 

3. "The habitual absenting of 
himself from his room after 7 p.m. 
on the part of any student below 
the rank of a senior." 

4. "Students, before being ad- 
mitted to degrees, must pass an 
examination in the presence of a 
quorum of the visitors and 

5. "All visitors and governors, 
proncipals, vice-principals, and pro- 
fessors must take the oath of 
fidelity to the state." 

Except for Vermont, all states 
have increased college attendance 
by 7.6 percent for men, 5.3 
percent for women. 


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"pick-up" of Miss O'Neill and 
their ensuing escapades make for 
two delightful hours of enter- 

David Slater, Gresham's closest 
friend and father of his (Gres- 
ham's) fiance, will be played by 
Deac Owings, who, by virtue of 
his past performances, has prov- 
en his expert ability to handle 
the lighter comedy parts such 
as this. Dudley Sparks, as Patty's 
devoted father and a member 
of "New York's finest", Patrol- 
man Michael O'Neill, completes 
the cast. 

lehearsals are now under way 
for the show which will be pre- 
sented for two nights, May 6 and 
7, in Wm. Smith auditorium. 

(Continued from page 3) 

Diz(k)y Dallies 

grey worring about players holding 
out for more pay; College coaches 
worry about the players holding 
up their scholastic indexes. 

The Phillies are training at 
Clearwater, Fla., Detroit at Lake- 
land, Fla., and W. C. at Muddy- 
pools, Md. 

Some people hunt all over Africa 
for a diamond. . . Here they just 
make their own all over the camups 
(at least on Kibler Field and in 
front of Somerset). 

Most big city newspapers send 
their top sports writers down to 
the various baseball camps to get 
the "inside" info. The Elm goes 
one step better - its baseball re- 
porter, Mr. Walker, is on the 
school's team. 

(Continued from page 2) 



nasty fines to be replaced ... by 

electric chair seniors . . . .being 

forced into jobs .... child labor 
laws utter failure .... humphrey 
interviewed last week .... by state 
dept con man .... saw great 
future for boy. . . . some sort of 
secret weapon .... field trips 
galore .... new york binge just 
completed ... in honor of com- 
parative anatomy .... won't say 
it. . . . progressive education .... 
greeks have fresh new prexies. . . . 
fools . . . .old ones now cutting out 
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Recent Kappa Alpha elections 
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Pete Long became vice-president; 
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Chuck Covington was re-elec- 
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Fried-Hay, April Fools' Day, 1955 


All Fees Abolished 

School Annual 
Meets Deadline 

PEGASUS Editor John Itchy 
startled the students yesterday 
when he announced that the year- 
book had met its deadline. The 
news came as a complete surprise 
and broke all precedent. 

Itchy considered the news so im- 
portant that he proclaimed it from 
Bill Smith tower. The only other 
event in the college's history which 
merited similar i-ecognition was 
the resignation of U. S. Senator 
Phil A. Buster to become mayor 
of Rock Hall. 

Itchy privately gave two reasons 
why the yearbook was able to 
meet the deadline: 

1) Half of the pages have been 
omitted. 2) This is the yearbook 
for 1956; students will have to 
reread last year's book for 1955. 

Scholar, Linguist 
To Speak Here 

For next Thursday's assembly 
Squashing College will have a real 
treat. Dr. R. U. Able, Ph.D., LL.D-, 
Ed.D., B.T.P., B.S., will visit our 
campus, and we will have the op- 
portunity to hear a truly out- 
standing speaker. Dr. Able has 
just returned to the U. S. after 
spending three hectic years in the 
Balkans studying the seven dialects 
of the Czechoslovakian language. 
His subject will be one of interest 
■to all students, "Ja Potreluya 
Odpocinek", or "Why I Need a 
Rest". His address will be given in 
the principal dialect of Czechoslo- 
-valkian, and translations in Balti- 
morean, Eastern Shorese, New 
Joisean, and Brooklynese will be 

The Board of Visitors and Gover- 
nors has announced that because 
the Development Program has 
progressed so rapidly, the college 
will be able to cut out all fees 
next year — no tuition, no board, 
free books! Only the activities, con- 
cert, and yearbook charges will 
remain (about $25.00 per se- 
mester). Students who have ac- 
quired a .400 index or better are 
eligible for scholarships which will 
cover this minimal fee. Needy 
students with a .600 index or better 
may apply to the Board for weekly 
grants of $30.00 for spending 
money. All this is possible be- 
cause our endowment, once a 
meager sum, now exceeds $300,00, 

Naturally, we will be able to 
complete our entire building pro- 
gram during the summer. Both 
wings of Somerset will be added, 
East and Middle Halls will be 
renovated, Reid Hall will be en- 
larged to include the Kent County 
Hospital as an infirmary, Minta 
Martin Hall will open in the fall, 
and Hodson Hall will expand to 
include the present tennis court. 
The housing development across 
from Somerset will be leveled to 
accomodate the new tennis courts 
and the Football stadium. Fraterni- 
ties and sororities will be housed 
in the lovely old homes along Water 
Street. Best of all will be the new 
Student Union Building, which, 
built to the students' specifications, 
will hold a maroon and black stag 
bar, an ultra-modern cocktail 
lounge, a large ball room, a huge 
stage and auditorium, a card room, 
a billiard room, and a bowling alley, 
plus faculty administrative offices, 
a snack bar, and a post office. 
The Student Union may not be 
ready for use until next February, 

Naturally, with such expanded 
facilities, we must procure a large 
number of new students. The 
proc ur ement offi icers and the 
registrar anticipate no problem 
there, though, for we already have 

Religion Clubs, 
Fox Hop Give 
St. Vitus Dance 

To observe Religious Emphasis 
Day, the religion clubs will combine 
efforts with the Fox Hop tonight 
to throw a St. Vitus Dance, in 
honor of Squashington College's 
patron saint. 

From all indications the dance 
will be a jumping, twitching 
success, although religious over- 
tones will pervade the entire pro- 
gram of festivities. The pre- 
dominant type of dance quite 
naturally will" be the jitterbug. 

To start the activities, three 
sedate sermons or eulogies on St. 
Vitus will be given by the various 
club leaders, John Barker, Dick 
McGlory, and Pete Garbage. 
There will be a baritone solo, 
"Praise the Lord", by Pastor M. 
U. Nition. 

It is expected that after the 
solemn beginnings, the dance will 
soon take on the air of a revival 
meeting. Impromptu sermons will 
be welcomed. Members of the con 
gregation are asked to place one 
dollar each in the offering plate. 

Decorations have been termed 
hideous but appropriate by Com- 
mittee Chairman Tom Out-of- 
Bounds. He plans to cover the 
walls of the American Lesion Home 
with irregular yellow and purple 
blobs of color. To combine the most 
notable features of the St. Vitus 
Dance and the Fox Hop, Out-of- 
Bounds has installed a hundred 
pendulum clocks, from whose pen- 
dulums will hang 100 fox tails, 
taken by the college Hunt Club's 
pedigreed hounds, Ollie and Albert. 
To enhance the quivering and un- 
settled effect, Mexican jumping 
beans will cover the floor. Ad- 

Near Riot Is Caused 


President Zacharias Gibdaughter of Squashington College 
touched off a near riot in yesterday's faculty meeting as he 
abruptly ended a controversial debate and told the assembled 
personages to "go to L." 

Stunned professors, aware that an affront had been made, 
stared unblinkingly in silent consternation as they forced 
themselves to contemplate the full effects and implications 
of the remark. Contemplation completed, the members 
screamed a chorus of protests and 
searched frantically for books, ash 
trays, and pencils to heave at the 
president. The head of the depart- 
ment of military science, Professor 
Moe Emdown, an impetuous and 
brutal man, brandished a lethal 
bundle of bluebook, hurdled the 
tables, and gave chase to the presi- 
dent, who prudently locked him- 
self in the women's room. 

ELM reporters assigned to 
cover the faculty meeting came 
running from the Snack Bar when 
they heard the commotion, and 
immediately began to ascertain 
the cause of the ruckus. Professor 
N. Clement Weather (and slightly 
under it, too) gave the most 
coherent account. Gibdaughter, he 
said, had broached the subject of 
the graduation procession and sug- 
gested that the usual ceremony be 
followed. Bitter opposition arose 
as professors suggested ridiculous 
alternatives. One advocated an 
indoor program, with the academic 
procession taking place around the 
indoor track. Another proposal 
would have graduation on Wash- 
ington's birthday, with attendance 
required, of course. Another pro- 
fessor, who delights in flunking 
students, diabolically suggested 
there be no graduation. Gib- 
daughter, aggravated by such 
trivialities, made his startling an- 
nouncement. "Arrangements and 
procedures will be same as last 
year," he said curtly. "Faculty 
will line up at 1:30." 

Professor Seymour Peking-At- 
knight, and expert second-story 
man, interposed: "Where will we 
go?" Gibdaughter, no man to 
quibble over grammatical articles, 
retorted, "Go to L!" 

Destruction and injuries were 
averted by the hasty arrival of the 
police stupor-intendent, Babe That- 

Stupid Council 
Makes Progress 

During the past month, Stupid 
Government here at Squashington 
College has been very active. Here 
the record of service to the 
campus : 

1. Bowling alleys have been 
installed in the recreation room of 
Hodson. (The noise interferes with 
the T. V. somewhat, but that's 
the way the ball bounces.) 

2. The Song Fest date has been 
set for today (April Fool). Group 
numbers are to be "Davy Crockett, 
King of the Wild Frontier" for 
boys and "Flaming Mamie" for 
girls. As individual numbers, the 
Phi Sigs will sing "Mademoiselle 
from Armetiers, Parlez Vous" in 
French, the KA's will render "The 
Battle Hymn of the Republic", 
Lambda Chi will warble "Ko Ko 
Mo", and the Theta Chi's (partici- 
pating for the first time) will sing 
"Mother", Sororities are pleading 
the Fifth Amendment and will not 
reveal their selections. A year's 
supply of assembly attendance 
slips will go to the winning groups. 

3: To publicize boys' intramural 
softball, Stupid Government will 
award twelve cartons of Pall 
Malls to the winning team. By 
special arrangement with the 
American Tobacco Co., each 
cigarette will be inscribed" Soft- 
ball Champs '55". 

4. The Speech Department will 
take over the announcing in Hod- 
son Hall. Instead of music, records 
of final speeches will be played at 
mealtime all during May. 

5. Because of Stupid Govern 

Did You Ever See A Wee Little Headline Like This Run All The Way Across The ELM'S Front Page ? 

distributed to those who attend the 

Dr. Able is a graduate of Mince- 
ton University where he completed 
his undergraduate work in one and 
a half years, won his Phi Beta 
Kappa key, and was a member of I 
Eta Pi Fraternity, and played first 
string on the tiddley-wink team. 
A Roads Scholar, he received 
doctorates from both Foxford and 
Bambridge. He holds honorary 
degrees from the University of 
Baloney in Italy and from the Sore- 
hone in Paris. A talented linguist, 
he speaks forty-seven languages 
in 248 different dialects. In his 
career he has been a John Jay 
Jitney lecturer in twenty-five 
universities, a dean of Laverford 
College, a State Department 
trouble-shooter at Yalta, head of 
the U. N.'s Interpreter's School, 
a conductor on the Manchurian 
Railroad, and an international 
(Continued on page 2) 

accepted over 1000 transfer ap- 
plications from Rosewood, the 
Maryland Training School for 
Bays, St. John's College, Sheppard- 
Pratt, and Haverford College. The 
new faculty will probably be those 
who will lose their jobs as the 
result of Senator McCarthy's pro- 
posed Senaate Investigaation of the 
University of Maryland. 

It would have been difficult to 
find adequate classrooms had not 
Dr. Erk's experiments been success- 
ful the past year. However, he 
has developed a new tree which 
reaches maximum growth in six 
months and these trees, now being 
planted, plus Dr. Rizer's two re- 
markable inventions (an effective 
outdoor heating system and a wind 
control machine) will make it 
possible for us to have outdoor 
classes all year round. On rainy 
days, of course, classes will be 
called off, and students may sleep 
(Continued on page 2) 

ditional decorations of red coats 
and hunting horns will weave and 
bob to the rhythm of, the beans. 

How all this emphasizes the 
religious is not clear. But coordi- 
nating chairman Roger Toot wants 
everyone to be present at this 
commemoration of St. Vitus. He 
warned that those who don't turn 
out will be turned in. 

Offer Dramatic 

At the recent meeting of the 
Squashington Actors a letter which 
has been received from the Theater 
Guild was read. The famous 
theatrical producing company is 
anxious to sign the local thespians' 
"Harvey" outfit for its national 
(Continued on page 2) 

ment's efforts, the administration 
has agreed to give the students 
Easter Monday off, on condition 
that they all return to have classes 
on the Fourth of July. 

j. As a result of a petition 
signed by 500 of our 365 students, 
the faculty has agreed to take all 
bluebook and exams which they 
give their students. All test papers 
will be graded by a board on which 
students and facultly are equally 

Stupid Government president 
_. L. B. Born hopes to see the col- 
lege's traditional colors changed to 
purple and orange, the Public 
Opinion and Propaganda class take 
over campus publicity, and voting 
machines installed for the election 
of the new Stupid^Council, before 
he leaves office. 

You've just read your Stupid 
Government's record for March and 
its agenda for April. You've seen 
(Continued on page 4) 

away. The faculty calmly dis- 

Students Agree 

Many students felt that Gib- 
daughter's direction to the faculty 
was long overdue. Eddie Torial 
summed up the several attitudes: 
"We've had the same sentiments 
for some time ; however, Gib- 
daughter had the courage to speak 
his mind." 

Students were quick to dispel 
any ideas that Gibdaughter had 
meant the Sacred L. An unofficial 
source said the president was ex- 
pressing his feelings at that time 
and was not giving directions. 

Reasons for the outburst were 
obscure. It was believed that the 
exclamation was the result of a 
president-faculty split, in which 
Gibdaughter alone defended the 
attempt of the Board of Inquisitors 
and Southerners to institute 
student rates on the Bay Bridge. 
(Continued on page 2) 

Page Too 


FRIDAY, APRIL, 1, 1955 

Seriously, Though 

. We of the ELM staff, 
firmly believing that "no 
news is good news," have 
tried to apply the maxim to 
this issue to provide a bit of 
< n i < rta inment, a welcome 
pause in scholarly routine. 
None of the material is in- 
tended to offend anyone nor 
is it designed to present facts 
of any nature. .Any simi~ 
larity to persons living or 
dead was scntpulously con- 
trived without thought of 

This paper is merely the 
collective mistakes of warped 
imaginatioits. Lest there be 
any reaction, we have our 
personal bt longings, our 
Studeytt Council loan, and our 
plane tickets; Tibet must be 
liberated. May we be remem- 
bered only as the April Fools. 

Dangerous Situation 

A situation endangering the very 
existence of this college has, by 
virtue of a mistake in the ranks 
of the administration, usually a 
dignified group seldom flustered 
by petty and trifling discrepancies 
on the part of some of its members, 
though at this time so completely 
disconcerted as a result of the mis- 
take that they are willing to aban- 
don attempts to exterminate the 
academic dishonesty which, for a 
greater part of last semester, un- 
known to the faculty, was in such 
universal practice that some stu- 
dents, admittedly implicated in the 
wrong doings but exhibiting an un- 
usual concern for the education 
they were supposed to be getting 
from this school and its studies, 
some of which have been declared 
too easy for Maryland and others 
of which have been deemed too 
exacting for Harvard, have, 
nevertheless, regarded the slow-up 
of the building program as an 
ominous step in this direction, and 
fearing the inevitable results, such 
as loss of a large part of the en- 
rollment in future years and the 
loss of faith in the administration 
by the present student body, an 
eventuality we must fight, using 
the civilized means at our disposal 
and not resorting, as many 
advocate we must, to such bar- 
barous tactics as lynching, although 
to some persons this would be the 
only alternative if negotiation by 
the Student Council, which has per- 
sistently sought reforms, parti- 
cularly with reference to Hodson 
meals, and to what they considered 
an outdated cut system, which, 
although have no direct bearing 
on women's regulation and the 
proposed ousting of fraternities 
from their houses, may yet have 
indirect influence and bearing on 
the attitudes of the faculty com- 
mittee chairmen, who for all their 
prestige, have neglected, by in- 
voking the Fifth Amendment, and 
by granting Easter Monday as a 
holiday, a process which simply 
removed a day from one month 
and added it, with considerable 
disregard, and, shameful to say, all 
the discrimination that they, aa 
lawmakers and enforcement offi- 
cers, both of whose functions are 
ineptly performed, by and large, 
by uninterested and uninteresting 
pseudo-scholars who inadvertantly 
bungled, nay sabotaged, the pro- 
gram which would have given us 
glory, but now may drag us to 
the depths of degredation and, 
eventually, extinction. WE MUST 

Gertie Kept 
Her Garter 

by Kray Z. Otto 

This is a success story with a 
tragic ending. It concerns a young 
lady who attended Squashington 
College in the 1920's and was an 
avid member of the Squashington 
Players. In those days their pro- 
ductions were strictly along bur 
leqsque and vaudeville lines and 
this tender bundle of sweet passion 
fitted neatly into the leading fe- 
male role of every number. 

She came from a long line of 
vaudeville performers, and her 
name was Gertrude Larynx. As 
the name suggests, she was no 
mean singer. Soon after gradu- 
ation she followed the trail of 
theatrical glory to New York, 
where she was an immediate 
success. All of her performances 
played Broadway for aat least a 

Then, suddenly, Gertie lost her 
voice after falling off a hotel fire 
escape. But this didn't break 
dowdy Gertie. She stuck to bur- 
lesque, mainly in chorus lines, 
and that is whei-e I finally met 
her. By that time she had 
assumed the professional name of 
Thiefi. The first time we went 
out I squeezed her and squeezed 

her until she dropped my 


Gertie and I dated for two years. 
That was an unusually long court- 
ship for the Roaring Twenties, 
especially for New York, but I 
didn't think I deserved to marry 
her. One night she produced a 
blunt ultimatum. I could either 
marry her or pay her a pension 
for life. I chose the latter. But 
a few months later I found out 
that she had pulled the same 
trick on seven other dumb males 
and was about ready to retire 
from show business on her 
chiseled savings. I consulted a 
lawyer and that was the end of 

Gertie retired but she wasn't 
happy away from show business. 
There wasn't enough domestic 
activity to occupy her time, so she 
went to the horse races, ball games, 
and even traveled around the 
world several times. In fact, she 
strained her eyes so badly that 
they became crossed. Old age 
was catching up, too, and her 
eyes got worse. The last time I 
saw her was in 1938. At that time 
her eyes were in such bad shape 
that tears ran down her back when 
she cried. This the doctors prompt- 
ly named bacteria. 

And the last I heard of Gertie, 
she was down in Florida with two 
tickets to he World Series games 
between the Dodgers and the 
Yankees. She was an inflexible 
Dodger fan. 


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bookie. Dr. Able, born on 
mountain top in Tennessee, has 
accomplished all this in the twenty- 
nine short years of his life! This 
is one reason for his choosing the 
topic "Ja Potreluya Odpocinek" for 
his address. 

(Pity — we won't be here next 

Cyril spelled backwards . . . . 
they 11 never know. . . .black friday 
. . . .they re coming after me . . . 
ermon had lynching party last 
night . . . got humphrey . . . poor 
innocent. ... no struggle . . 
thought rope around neck was new 
measurement for cap and gown . . . 
said they were letting him graduate 
early. . . .they 11 pay for this . . . . 
hiding in zach s confidential filing 
cabinet . . . . wc one big mvd camp 
. . . .reading procurement papers 
. . . .our boy zach .... head of 
marijuana ring. . . . lures young 
victims to campus .... fools . . . 
reefers offered with every ap- 
plication blank . . . .accounts for 
appearance of current frosh. . . . 
joe just a stooge . . . .only one of 
administration . . . who can read 
.... other inside dope .... hole 
inback of hodson . . . .will never 
hold new kitchen. . . . suspected 
all along .... new town garbage 
disposal plant. . . . food will be 
cheaper than ever .... meantime 
. . . .hodson ingenuity must suffice 
.... to stop incorrigibles without 
meal tickets .... piano wire neck 
high across door. . . .kitchen help to 
remove fallen heads .... soup 
next day .... what evil genius 
lurks. . . . minnie martin scandal 
. . . . housemother doe jones . . . 
felt he wasn t doing his part . . . 
office to have one way vision win- 
dow .... wonder which way. . . . 
library not to escape tyranny. . . . 
floodlights in all stacks . . . signs 
all over. . . . big brother is watching 
you .... hear ermon and posse 
closing in round me . . . fools . . . 
humphrey . . . breaks me up . . . 
not even decent burial . . .hanging 
in zach s trophy room . . . beast 

. murdered editors .... in elm 
room .... freedom of press bah 

. ike will hear of this. . . . may 
even go to bourn. . . .nothing sacred 
. . even ecclesiastical speakers 
today. . . . more of zach s boys .... 
notice pin point eyes. . . . one hope 
remains. . . .idyll .... making 
radioactive martinis in chem lab 

.finish off administration with 
one good shaker. . . . posse looking 
over filing cabinet. . . my home . . . 
talk of making lampshades . . . my 
skin, . . . fools. . .. can always say 

. went down writing . . . with 
only 64 days to go . . . .seniors. . . . 
new gift idea. . . . memorial to me 

. and poor humph . . . .mother 
would like that. . . .ermon . . .have 
drink on me. . . . good kid 
ei-mon .... 

Faculty Told Off 

(Continued from page 1) 
Another plausible excuse blames 
action of last month's faculty 
meeting. At that time Gib- 
daughter enumerated the effects 
of a windstorm on the campus, 
mentioning particularly that "all 
L broke loose." He asked faculty 
help to replace the bricks. His 
plea was met with scorn and 
ridicule as the faculty voted him 
down. Said one instructor, "Why 
use bricks at all? Everyone knows 
L is paved with good intentions." 
All the students favoring Gib- 
daughter gathered on the campus 
last night, alternately bowing to- 
ward his home on the Jester River 
and singing ,the Alma Mater, 
suddenly revived. In defiance, the 
faculty served notice that it would 
not comply with the president's 
orders, and promptly hanged Satan 
in effigy. 


Fees Abolished 

(Continued from page 1) 
all day. 

Along academic lines, W. C. will 
continue to improve her standing. 
The library, now housing about 
45,000 volumes will be enlarged to 
contain 200,000— all fascinating 
books, ranging from Mickey Spil- 
lane's latest to Homer's works in 
the orginal Greek and all waiting 
to become the intimate friends of 
each and every student. To enable 
students to do this extra reading, 
the work load will be reduced to 
a maximum of twelve hours per 
semester and all papers, book re- 
ports, themes, etc. will be limited 
to 150 words. 

This will be the new W. C. when 
we return next year ! We will 
accomplish our aims as a small 
liberal arts college. Our physical 
plant and academic program will 
present an example for the whole 
nation. The attention of educators 
and laymen all over the country 
will be focused on Washington 
College on Maryland's Eastern 
Shore, and our graduates, the 
fortunate alumni of this modern 
democratic institution which 
charges no fees and lays the found- 
ation for broad learning, will be 
the leaders of tomorrow! 

The U. S. Navy suffered its 
worst defeat since the battle of the 
Java Sea when the Squash-men 
submarined the Middies, 31-0 in 
the season's opening lacrosse game 
for both teams last Saturday. 
Playing on their home field, the 
men-in-blue never once resembled 
the team which was rated No. 1 
by the AP, UP, Collier's, and 
Sporting News polls last year. 
The score goes into the record 
books as the highest shut-out since 
the Choptank Chiefs scalped the 
Mattawoman Redmen in the 
Algonquin Class A Indian league, 
35-0, back in 1632. 

An overflowing Ladies Day 
crowd of 5745 (192 paid, 561 ladies, 
and 4992 Middies who were given 
five class cuts if they attended the 
game rather than take a week- 
end pass) were taken aback by the 
one-sidedness of the victory. It 
cannot be considered an upset, how- 
ever, since the Secretaries, of De- 
fense, the Army and the Navy and 
their staffs were on hand to observe 
the offensive and defensive tactics 
of Coach Clark, who has been 
heralded as lacrosse's greatest 
coach in the past fifty years, 

Clark, using his famous system 
which worked so well in the latter 
part of last season, namely that 
the best offense is a good defense, 
had the Navy team completely be- 
fuddled. Time and time again the 
Squashie's goalie, Jon Parker, 







scooped the ball up on a save and 
sprinted the length of the field, 
unchecked, to score. Parker ended 
up as the game's high scorer with 
17 goals. Navy's closest scoring 
threat came in the last period when 
Hayward's wayward pass to Bass 
h'it Luke for a fluke head shot that 
missed the goal by an inch-and- 
a half. 

With the score 18-0 at halftime 
the Squash-men, who were playing 
as hot as the sun-baked 86 degree 
temperature on the field, were 
permitted by the referees to re- 
move their shirts for more com- 
fort. Navy, who was playing as 
if without a team, was permitted 
to don face masks for less em- 
barrassment. The showmen con- 
tinued their sparkling performance 
in the second half, garnering 13 
more points in the battle between 
the pale-skins and the red-faces. 


(Continued from page 1) 
road show company. The motion 
to accept the Theater Guild's offer 
was tabled until the next meeting 
at which time it will be discussed 
more fully. 

Jay A. Galilio, the Actors' 
president, announced that begin- 
ning next year, theatrical scholar- 
ships will be offered. The system 
of awarding these scholarships will 
be similar to that used in awarding 
athletic scholarships. Tallulah 
Bankhead has been engaged to 
scout the various high school 
theater groups. She will also serve 
as an assistant in the College's 
public relations department. Galilio 
explained that this will not be 
based on a de-emphasis on athletics 
at W.C., but rather it is to bolster 
the school's reputation should it 
be involved in any investigations 

Widget mfg. co. 

Assistant Economics Professor 
Dudley Johnson has accepted the 
position as president of the Duzal 
Widget Mfg. Co., Inc., Ltd. of 
Shawinigan Falls, Quebec Province, 
Canada. Professor Johnson will 
leave Squashington College the 
week before finals to assume his 
new duties in Shawinigan Falls. 
There will be no replacement for 
him for the rest of this semester, 
but after a summer's vacation at 
Byeberry, Pa., Mr. I. M. Difrant, 
the present president of the Duzal 
Widget Mfg. Co., Ltd. will assume 
the duties of Associate Economics 
Professor in the other half of this 
unique exchange of jobs. 

Mr. Johnson is widely known as 
an expert in the widget field. His 
masters' thesis at North-westerly 
College in South Easton, Kansas, 
titled "Technological Revolutions 
in the Widget Industry", has com- 
pletely sold out its first eight 
printings. Each summer for the 
past four years Mr. Johnson has 
toured the country, visiting widget 
plants and offering free advice to 
the vai'ious manufacturers as ;to 
how to lower their costs of pro- 
duction and increase their sales 
and revenues. 

In presenting his reason for the 
switch in occupations, Duddy ex- 
pressed his feeling that he could 
be of more valuable service to the 
economy of the country by heading 
a leading company in one of that 
country's major industries. Bluntly, 
Johnson was the least lousiest 

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such as the one at the U. of Mary- 
land recently. 

In her report on the forthcoming 
Actors' production, Bobby-Dee 
Laidi reported that an additional 
part is being written into the play. 
It will be the role of Patty O'Neill's 
mother and will be played by 
Mrs. Opgrande. 






Major Changes Made In Departments 

McLain To 

President Gibson has announc- 
ed the retirement of Professor 
Orville B. Bennetta and Dr. Clar- 
ence J. Black, and the return to 
the College Faculty of Dr. Joseph 
H. McLain. 

Professor Bennett and Dr. 
Black, having reached retirement 
age this year, will be retired ef- 
fective this summer. Dr. McLain 
will assume duties as professor 
of chemistry and head of the 
department of chemistry this 

Professor Bennett has been 
teaching in the department of 
mathematics since 1 942. He 
graduated from Albright College 
in 1923 with the B. S. degree, 
and in 1927 received the M. S. 
degree from Bucknell University. 
He has also done graduate work 
at Cornell and Pennsylvania State 

Dr. Black joined the depart 
ment of chemistry here in 1943 
His prior teaching assignments 
include Upper Iowa University, 
Huntington College, Adrian Col- 
lege, Southwestern State Col- 
lege, and Lincoln College. He 
received the B. S. degree from 
Kenyon College in 1913, and did 
other graduate work at Missouri 
School of Mines and Ohio State 
University. He received the M. S. 
degree from Missouri School of 
Mines in 1929 and his Ph.D. from 
Ohio State in 1931. 

Dr. McLain, a graduate of 
Washington College, Class of '37, 
was previously with the depart- 
ment of chemistry from 1946 to 
1954. He did graduate work at 
Johns Hopkins University and re- 
ceived his Ph.D. there in 1946. 

Dr. Mack To 
Speak At 

Dr. H. Patterson Mack, of the 
University ..of Maryland Medical 
School, will be the principal 
speaker at the annual exhibit of 
the Washington College Society 
of Sciences on Thursday, April 
28, Dr. Mack will give an illus- 
trated lecture on "Blood Pig- 
ments and Ultra-violet Light", in 
Dunning Science Hall. 

The 1955 Science Exhibit is 
being arranged under the dir- 
ection of RoseMary Hatem, a 
senior, president of the Society 
of Sciences. 

Displays In Various Fields 

There will be displays in the 
various fields of science, prepar- 
ed by science students at the 
college. Exhibits in chemistry are 
being arranged under the super- 
vision of Morgan Haines, a sen- 
ior from Philadelphia; biology 
exhibits are supervised by Eve- 
line Bowers, a junior from Wash- 
ington, D. C.J psychology exhibits 

List Two 
As New 

Dr. Alba H. Warren, Jr., and 
Miss Gerda Renne Blumenthal 
have been appointed to teach in the 
Division of the Humanities at 
Washington College. 

Dr. Daniel Z. Gibson, president 
of the college, in announcing the 
appointments, said that the new 
faculty members will assume their 
duties this September at the be- 
ginning of the 1955-56 academic 

Dr. Warren, a Rhodes Scholar 
who taught literary criticism and 
poetics at Princeton from 1946 to 
1954, will teach in the Department 
of English. Miss Blumenthal has 
be appointed Assistant Professor 
of French. ^ 

A native of Texas, Dr. Warren 
received his secondary education at 
Woodberry Forest, graduated from 
Princeton in 1936 with the A. B, 
degree, summa cum laude, in 
English and Modern Languages, 
and was elected to Phi Bea Kappa. 
From 1936 to 1938 he studied at 
Merton College, Oxford Univer- 
sity, England, as Rhodes Scholar 
from Texas. In 1939 he received 
the Bachelor of Literature degree 
at Oxford with a dissertation en- 
titled Literary Biography of R. H. 

At Princeton University, as a 
Junior Fellow of the Graduate Col- 
lege, he received his M, A. degree 
1940. He was granted his Ph. 
D. at Princeton in 1941 with a 
dissertation, English Poetic Theory 
1825 - 1865. 

During World War II Dr. War- 
en served as a special agent in the 
Counter Intelligence Corps in 
Texas, Italy and Austria, received 
a battlefield commission, and was 
awarded the Bronze Star. Re- 
called to active duty with CIC 
Reserve in 1951, he was trans- 
ferred to strategic intelligence, 
promated to first lieutenant, and 
released from the service in 1953. 

Miss Blumenthal is a resident 
of New York City, and has lived 
and travelled at length in Europen 

She graduated magna cum laude 
in 1945 from Hunter College, New 
York City, and was elected to 
Phi Beta Kappa. Her study was 
in French language and literature, 
German literature, and Spanish. 

She has lectured in French 
language and literature at Colum- 
bia University (1946 - 48 and 
1949 - 52),* and served as part-time 
lecturer in French language at 
Fordham University in 1951 - 52, 
During 1952 - 1954 she taught 
French, Spanish, and German at 
Jamestown College in New York. 

Will Quit 
This Year 

Dr. Brooks Anderson, profes- 
sor of sociology at Washington 
College, has resigned his posi- 
tion of head of the combined 
departments of sociology and 
economics to devote himself to 
teaching. Dr. Anderson came to 
Washington College in 1952 from 
Marietta College. His resignation 
will become effective as of the 
end of this school year. 

Dr. Martha Van Hoesen Taber, 
of the department of economics 
has been promoted fro massist- 
ant professor to associate pro- 
fessor and will head the com- 
bined departments. She joined 
Washington College in 1954 af- 
ter teaching for several years at 
Wellesley and Smith College. Dr. 
Taber is a graduate, magna cum 
laude, of Bryn Mawr College and 
holds her Ph.D. from Columbia 

Alpha Chi's Elect, 
Initiate Members 

On Monday evening, April 18th 
Alpha Chi Omega had its Initia- 
tion Banquet. The new initiates 
are Janet Gill, Geraldine Henry, 
Kay Booth Steele, and Ellen 
Thomas. Previously initiated this 
year was Barbara Locker. 

At the Banquet two awards 
were presented One was the a- 
ward for the best pledge which 
was presented to Beatrice Clarke. 
The other was a ring presented 
to Kay Cossaboon for being the 
outstanding Alpha Chi of the 

The new officers of Alpha Chi 
Omega for this year are Presi- 
dent, Kay Cossaboon ; 1st Vice 
President, Esther Gould; 2nd 
Vice President, Lee Harrison ; 
Corresponding Secretary, Mar- 
guerite Kimballs; Recording Sec- 
retary, Marilyn Bock ; Treasurer 
Doris Bell. 

directed by Harvey Samis, a sen 
ior from Easton; physics exhibits 
directed by Charles Barton, a 
junior from Queen Anne ; and 
mathematics exhibits directed by 
Joan Kramer, a junior from Bel 

Movie On Nursing 
There will be amovie on the 
(Continued on page 4) 

College Gets $5,000 
For Scholarships 

'Harvey' Goes 
To Iceland On 

Bound for Iceland on Monday, 
April 25 will be the 11-member 
cast of "Harvey", which will make 
several performances during there 
stay there. The play is sponsored 
by the Washington Players and 
is directed by Joseph Keller, who 
also has a part in the play. 

The cast of the play will take 
off in a Military Air Transport 
Service plane from the McGuire 
Air Force Base in New Jersey. 
Keller expects that they will give 
about six performances in Iceland, 
probably at Keflavik Air Force 
Base, where they will stay. 

The cast includes Harvey Samis 
in the lead as Elwood P. Dowd, 
Doris Hall as Veta Simmons, Jack 
Daniel as Dr. Chumley, Myra 
Bonhage as Miss Kelly, Bud Moore 
as Dr. Sanderson, Anna Lucy All- 
spach as Myrtle Mae Simmons, 
Ann Hurst as Mrs Shauvenet 
Shelley Bader as the cab driver, 
Pete Burbage as Judge Omar 
Gaffney, and Joseph Keller as 

This is the biggest undertaking 
the Players have ever attempted 
and rehearsals have been going 
on for some time. They expect 
to stay in Iceland for about a week. 

To Present Play 

The Canterbury Club, in con- 
junction with the Chester Players, 
will present T. S. Eliot's play, 
"Murder in The Cathedral" this 
spring at the Parish Hall at St. 
Paul's Church. The Tentative 
dates fo rthe production are May 

Spring Play Is On 
May 6th And 7th 

The forecast for the near fu 
ture calls for two delightful 
evenings, attributable to the 
strange phenomenon of the moon 
turning blue in the vicinity of 
Bill Smith Hall. This promising 
prediction is due to begin at 
8:30 P.M. on the evenings of 
May 6 and 7 when the Washing- 
ton Players present F. Hugh 
Herbert's diverting comedy, "The 
Moon is Blue" in its un-cut, un- 
censored, original form. The pro- 
duction will bring down the cur- 
tain on the Players' '54-'55 sea- 

The adoritly written play titil- 
lated Broadway audiences for 
924 performances over a three 
year span, ranking it twenty-first 

among the longest runs of all 
plays (dramas, musicals, and 
comedies) in the history of the 
"Great White Way". Following 
its Broadway success it was seen 
by countless millions of persons 
across the country both on the 
legitimate stage and in the movie 
theaters, being one of the top 
money-making movies of 1952. 

Wanita MacMullin, who will 
be remembered as one of the stu- 
dents who "discovered the bloom- 
ing of young love" in the Play- 
ers' production of "The Happi- 
est Days of Your Life" last year 
returns in full bloom in the lead- 
ing roll as Pattl O'Neill. It is 
about the winsome Miss O'Neill 
that the interest revolves. The 

A $1,000 a year scholarship grant 
to run for five years, has been 
given by the Houston Endowment 
Incorporated to Washington Col- 
lege it was announced today by Dr. 
Daniel Z. Gibson, President. 

The scholarships will be valued 
from $100 to $500 depending on 
individual circumstances. These 
scholarships are available to 
young men and young women for 
the school term beginning in the 
Fall of 1955. 

Award of the scholarship will 
be based on the student's scholas- 
tic ability and character and the 
amount of the stipend will be 
awarded according to the need. 

The scholarship to young men 
will be known as the "Jesse H, 
Jones Scholarships" and tose Tor 
the young women will be known as 
the "Mary Gibbs Jones Scholar- 
ships". Availability of these 
scholarships will be primarily, but 
not exclusively, to rural and small 
town students. 

Jesse H. Jones, founder of 
Houston Endowment Incorporated, 
is probably best known as the 
Director of the Reconstruction 
Finance Corporation during the 
Roosevelt Administration. Mr. 
Jones has the illustrious reputation 
of being a sound business man. He 
began his career in the lumber 
business and ran one lumber yard 
up to sixty-five in nine years. 
From there he branched out into 
real estate, banking, building and 
other investments. 

In the 1907 depression, Jones 
began erecting ten story buildings 
— organized a bank, became a 
Director of several other — bought 
the Houston Chronicle — spread 
out and changed the sky-lines of 
Forth Worth, Dallas, Eastland in 
Texas; of Memphis and Nashville, 
Tennessee. He headed the board 
which built the canal that made' 
inland Houston a seaport. At 43, 
in World War I, he was a dollar 
a year man. Under the Roosevelt 
Administration he was considered 
the second most powerful man in 
the country. As the Director of 
RFC, Secretary of Commerce, and 
Federal Loan Adminsistrator, he 
was Banker to the world. 

Houston Endowment Incorporat- 
ed has been established by Mr. 
Jones as a philanthropic organiz- 
ation for the support and aid to 
eleemosynary institutions. It is 
anticipated that the present grant 
will be continued and enlarged 
after the 5 year trial period. 

Requests for application for the 
Jesse H. Jones Scholarships 
should be made to the Director of 
Amissions, Washington College, 
Chestertown, Maryland. 

two admirers whom she has re- 
volving in circles are Donald 
Gresham (Wayne Gruehn), who 
takes her to his apartment so she 
can sew a button on his jacket, 
and David Slater (Deac Owings), 
upstairs neighbor and close friend 
of Gresham's who offers her a 
"no-strings attached" present of 
$600 when she makes a visit 
to the middle-aged Slater's apart- 
(Continued on page 4) 





Washington College Chestertown, Maryland 

Established 1782 

Member of the 
Associated Collegiate Press 

Editor-in-Chief - George Hanst 

Nejvs Editor -------- Ralph Usilton 

Feature Editor Emily Dryden 

Sports Editor -_----- Al Albertson 

Circulation Manager Hezzy Howard 

Business Manager -..-.-. Jerry Lambdin 
Photographer -------- Joe Keller 

News Staff — Bud Moore, Kakie Brackett, Martha Ann Kohout. 
Feature Staff — Boo Locker, Janet Parks, Myra Bonhage, Anna Lucy 

Allspach, Shelly Bader, Stan Goldstein, Hezzy Howard, 
Sports Staff — Jerry Yudizky, Allen Grimes, Jim Walker Chuck 

Covington, Bert Lederer, Jim Wright, Wayne Gruehn, 

Steve Hoffman. 
Typist — B. C. Jones, Pat Anderson, Janet Middleton, Frances Robins. 

Candidates must speak up 

As important as Student Council is to the well-being 
of our school and our school life, the candidates for office in 
the approaching election have little realized that importance 
or their duties as candidates. With the commendable ex- 
ception of Shannon's publicity, campaigning has been distres- 
singly scarce. 

Perhaps the candidates are campaigning on their person- 
al reputations. If such is the undesirable case, then the 
candidates are turning an election of responsible officials 
into a popularity contest. Student Council cannot survive 
many popularity contests. Besides, personal reputation does 
not help anyone perform Council duties. 

Perhaps the candidates are relying on their so-called 
qualifications for office which have been posted. These 
"qualifications" are largely irrelevant to specific abilities 
which would make competent officers. Candidates have 
listed any remote position or accomplishment which looks 
good on paper They may as well have listed "Resident of 
Maryland." The presidential and vice-presidential aspirants 
are especially at fault in this respect. Students must bear in 
mind a list of offices in not proof of leadership in those offices. 

Neither reputation nor qualification is enough to justify 
election. Candidates must offer some program telling where 
they stand or what they stand for! Will they cooperate 
with the administration? To what extent will they follow 
students* wishes? More important, how will candidates 
try to improve Council? What projects should Council 
undertake, what situations need correction? Candidates 
owe it to the students to speak out on these and other 
questions. The students cannot afford to buy lemons, and 
silent ones at that. Or can it be that Shannon is the only one 
who can offer something? 

Whether candidates face a primary election or not, they 
should begin at once to acquaint us with their views. Council 
is too important for them to remain silent. 

On A Senior 

This issue of the ELM finds 
Rosemary Hatem in the spotlight 
of outstanding seniors. Coming 
to W. C. from Havre de Grace, 
where she was active in high 
school, Rosie continued her busy 
career in college. Singing in the 
choir, playing intramural hockey, 
basketball, and badminton, and 

Crazy Otto Made The Big Leagues 

Dear Sir: 

From my experience as a player 
and coach, I know how much the 
support of the student body means 
to a team. Last Saturday, the 
cheerleaders and students who 
attended the Washington-Hofstra 
game were unable to move the 
boys to victory, but it was a 
heart- warming action nevertheless. 
I want, therefore, to thank the 
cheerleaders and others who backed 
us. Unexpected losses during the 
summer of key players and the 
absence of regulars last Saturday, 
plus the ilness of others kept us 
from holding Hofstra to a reason- 
able score. We did not have the 
manpower to defeat their ex- 
perienced team — the same one 
that we licked last year 8-5. 

Recently I was quoted in the 
ELM (March 5) as saying "I 
have never had a losing season; 
I don't intend to start this year." 

Since this statement has now been 
printed in the KENT COUNTY 
ALUMNUS, I want to say that I 
said no such thing. When an ELM 
reporter asked if we could win 
many games with our depleted 
ranks I said something to the 
effect that we never start a season 
thinking we are going to lose, that 
fortunately we had had winning 
teams in seven preceding years and 
surely did not want to have a losing 
one now. I do not mean to imply 
that the reporter deliberately mis- 
represented me, but I do mean to 
say the statement as printed was 
unbecoming and it is not my nature 
to make such a statement. I think 
the many boys who have played 
under me are used to the pronoun 
"We" and not "I" when I am 

Sincerely yours, 
Charles E. Clark 
Lacrosse Coach 

Culture Corner 

By Shelly and Stan 

There's no culture on campus 
this week, so here are some idle 
reflections on almost anything. 
This beautiful weather seems to 
have affected everyone .... 

Like the English professor who, 
being afraid of the gas stove in 
his shack, lit the darn thing and 
threw lit matches inside it from 
hehind a tree. Coward! 

Say, how come those nice 
Lambdy Pies are playing cards all 
the time? And how about that 
wild joker? 

Anyone that wants to go any- 
where please get in touch with 
the Adventure Club, now installed 
on our campus. The boys just got 
back from Gettysburg, having 
preciously toured Wilmington, 
Chester, and Lucky Luciano's home 
in Media. They go anywhere any- 
time. Excused cuts! We must 
warn you, kids,— this is the same 
gang that has the knack of losing 
tires from both moving and parked 

(Continued on page 4) 

working on the stage crew and 
make-up committees for the Wash- 
ington Players started her off on 
a busy four years. Her writing 
ability gained her positions as a 
news reporter for the ELM and a 
member of the editorial staff of the 
Pegasus. Rosie was vice-president 
of both the Young Democrats and 
the Newman Club this year. 
Perhaps most important is her 
position as president of the Society 
of Science. From her participation 
in so many organizations it is 
not surprising to find Rosie 
Who's Who in American Colleges 
for 1955. As a chemistry major 
with related courses in biology, 
Rosie's academic interests lie in 
the sciences, and her future plans 
include attending the University 
of Maryland Medical School. 

Show - Stoppers 

A bit of poetry to brighten the day- 
A blue moon is on the way. 
But just because the moon is blue, 
Doesn't mean we should be too. 
A blue Reid Hall on Friday night 
That's a things that's just not 

So, guys, help make those blue 

gals gay, 
Get yourself a date for the play. 
Besides, two can enjoy it much 

more than one. 
Let's all turn out — 'twill be great 


Hollywood premiers are aften 
highlighted by a dazzling display 
of klieg lights. . . The Washington 
Players are going one better . . . 
For "The Moon Is Blue" they will 
have the light beam of a full 
(white) moon . . . They must have 
checked with the Farmers' Al- 
manac before they set the date for 
the show. 

Helen Hull was to have played 
the background music ("Blue 
Moon") for the show, but the 
Musicians' Union refuses to allow 
her to work for less than peanuts . . 
(The Players were going to give 
her a scholarship to cover the 
cost of meals at Hodson.) 

The Reid Hall Board of Censors 
must still rule whether freshmen 
girls will be permitted to see the 

Wanita MacMullen has started 
taking daily treatments under the 
sun lamp. . . She figures that way 
you won't be able to tell if she's 
blushing or if it really is her 
sun-tan when she recites her lines 
May 6 and 7. 

The well-rounded "Moon" will be 
played as "Theator-in-the-Square". 

McCarthy investigates every- 
thing that has "red" connected with 
in any way . . . The Players 
don't have to worry about him, 
but some die-hard Rebel might 
brand the play as "Yankee" (blue) ! 
In the audience for "Harvey" 

Once upon a time Washington 
College had a student enrolled who 
was destined to reach the pinochle 
of athletic success. Of course, 
this was in the early 1900's before 
Coach Kibler's time. 

This young man's name was 
Otto Jackson and he was nicknamed 
"Crazy Otto" for reasons that will 
become obvious as this tale is told. 
In his freshman year he went out 
for baseball and made the starting 
line-up every game. His fielding 
and hitting were objects of much 
praise, and he improved steadily 
until graduation. In his senior 
year Crazy Otto was spotted by 
a scout from the St, Louis Cardi- 
nals and offered a contract. After 
a year in the farm league he was 
sent on to the majors. 

His first year was a' great 
success. Otto was chosen rookie 
of the year, and other clubs did 
their best to bid him away from 
the Cardinals. But Otto wasn't 
: - eady to move. 

Three years later the Cardinals 
won the league pennant. Then the 
World Series started and the Cards 
ere pitted aginst the tough New 
York Giants. By that time Otto 
had undergone personality changes 
that were to be the downfall of 
his sports career. As we all know, 
success often swells the head con- 
siderably, and Otto was not immune 
to this affliction. He became in- 
dependent, shiftless and lazy. His 
wife divorced him because she got 
tired of hitch-hiking to spring 
training camp in Florda every 

After that Otto withdrew into 
himself and had little to do with 
his teammates. At the same time 
he developed eccentric habits. The 
worst of these was plunking on a 
mandolin and singing hillbilly 
songs in the dugout during games, 
which outraged players and mana- 
ger alike. The twanging lasted 
just one season. 

The Series games were played 
in St. Louis during one of the 
worst droughts in history and in 
the middle of tht year's worst 
heat wave. The ball park was like 
a huge rustbowl. Every time a 
foot was moved clouds of dust 
swirled and eddied into the stands 
and hung like a pall over the 

Spring At W. C. 

Green trees 
Buzzing bees 
Singing birds 
Pretty words 
Out door class 
Bennett's jazz 
Beach migration 
Burn sensation 
Aching muscle 
Tennis hustle 
Spring at W. C. 
Blue book galore 
Golf course "Fore" 
Term papers due 
Yellow sheet hue 
Book reports 
Library resorts 
Room deposits 
Empty closets 
Longer chapters 
Professors raptures 
Spring at W. C. 

next week will probably be one 
Master Sergeant Martin E. 
Yudizky, this scribe's brother . . . 
Biggest question is who will reach 
the northerly isle first — he is 
presently en route . . . Uncle Sam's 
got lfim-on a slow boat to Iceland. 
By all means, don't miss "The 
Moon is Blue" . . . Who knows, 
you might not get another chance 
to see it till you are stationed in 
Iceland ... or Little America . . 
or Middle Slabania!! 

diamond. The oppressive heat 
sapped the energy of the players. 
It wasn't unusual for basemen to 
sit down while a fast pitcher 
struck out three or four batters 
in a row. 

The Sei'ies was different then 
from what it is today; the winner 
of two out of three games took 
the World pennant. The Cardinals 
won the first game 5-4. Crazy 
Otto struck out twice that day 
and committed nothing but errors 
on second base. 

Otto was blamed for everything 
that went wrong in the first game. 
He drank so much water that the 
other players had to go out on the 
field with parched lips after their 
inning at bat. The water boy 
worked so hard that he suffered 
a heat stroke in the seventh inning 
and died the next day. Pop bottles 
whizzed angrily from the Cardinal 
stand and many of them connected 
with unwary Cardinal skulls. 

The second game was different. 
The manager saw a chance to win 
this one and clinch the pennant, 
but he was taking no chances on 
Otto. He was ordered to stay in 
the dugout. That proved to be 
a bad decision, for Otto did just 
as he was told and contented him- 
self with his mandolin and the 
usual songs. All through the game 
he strummed and sang, and the 
other players cursed, swore and 
pleaded in vain for relief from the 
unearthly dirge. Otto noticed 
them not at all. The final, score 
was 7-0 in favor of the Giants. 

With the decisive game coming 
up, the manager of the Cardinals 
(Continued on page 4) 

43 days . . . must make real effort 
... .to spend few in classes ... or 
take notes at beach . . . least we 
can do . . .it s our education . . . 
but administration feels certain 
responsibility .... zach said so. . . . 
fighting ronald coleman for ivy 
covered ocsar .... but zach .... 
your blood pressure .... ermon. . . 
got that fighting spirit .... dig 

notice about easter 1956 very 

funny spring sports to 

use term loosely .... all tennis 

team needs is gussie moran 

and that s a lacrosse team 

booster club says so boosters 

big hoax .... claimed they were 

going to burn joe at pep rally 

knew they wouldn t fools 

humphrey brought own 

matches .... one disappointment 

after another sga elections 

real cool nothing like good 

clean competition got all shook 

at wedding bells .... really 

some people never satisfied .... 

takes away joy of ifc other 

pins will fly however and 

humphrey will give away boy scout 

ring spent last week dying . . . 

in infirmary been practicing 

Spanish ever since haven t 

heart to tell him panhel girls 

anguish trouble about 

locale of their little frolic 

presently scheduled for abandoned 

oyster house in rock hall 

orchestra to sit on shells 

pathos added indignities of 

ifc weekend had to sneak 

import in by dark past date- 
less beasts of reid hall armed 

with tommy guns and lassoes 

not like shy girls of mother s day 
something should be done for 
them .... ermon again .... fight- 
ing frosh schedules now .... pay 
2 bucks for each change erm .... 
you and joe must find right niche 

for selves try one at bottom 

of gleaming blue Chester .... must 

go help humph wearing first 

pair of long pants tonight .... 
see you in dorm at 1 .... ha .... 




Action Begins In Spring Sports Camp 

Swarthmore Lacrosse Team 
Host To Sho'men Today 


JOHN PARKER, captain of the lacrosse team and ace goalie 
is ready for any sharpshooting attackman. 

The twice-beaten Sho' lacrosse 
team will vie with Swarthmore 
College today on the Iatter's field. 
The Pennsylvania ns are expected 
to sport a host of returning vet- 
erans. However, Coach Charlie 
Clark will also be fielding an im- 
proved squad over the one that 
ws beaten by Navy 12-4 and 
Hofstra 16-2. 

Defensemen Bill Barnett and 
Gordy Miller, who were absent 
from the Hofstra game, will re- 
sume their duties on the starting 
line-up, along with Bob Kardon 
and captain John Parker in the 
goal. The attack, composed of 
Hezzy Howard, Chuck Buck and 
Berkey Kenny, is expected to per- 
form smartly, after profiting by 
its early mistakes. 

Galloping Joe Sievold at center 
midfield and wings Bill Litsinger 
and "Mouse" Bair will fight to 
keep the ball in enemy territory. 

Also on hand to harass the Key- 
stonians will be Mac Connel, Stan 
Goldstein, Roy Pippin, Rex Lender- 
man, Basil Wadkovsky, Chick Mill: 
Don Messenger, Jim Fowke, Bill 
Bernstein and Dick Watts. 

Hofstra made a great showing 
for itself last Saturday at the ex- 
pense -of the injury-ridden Clark- 
men, who had to carry on without 
the services of starters Gordy 
Miller and Bill Barnett. 

The visitors came up with the 
ball at center and scored one minute 
after the game started. Prom then 
on Hofstra dominated the play, 
scoring eight goals in the first 
half, as the Sho' attack never 
really got settled. 

Washington made two tallies 
in the closing minutes on two hard 
shots by attackman Hezzy Howard. 
Hofstra, however, had fired eight 
more shots past goalie John 
Parker to win 16 to 2. 

Buckley, Joseph 
Lead In 3 -way 
Track Meet 

Lew Buckley, Washington Col- 
lege's star cross-county runner, 
won the one-and two-milers; and 
Ebe Joseph took first place in the 
high jump and the 220-yard dash 
as the Sho'men placed second in 
a triangular Mason-Dixon Con- 
ference meet last Thuesday. 

The Sho'men placed first in six 
events. The other two were Alex 
Stauf, who heaved the shotput 39 
feet, 8 inches. Bud Moore finished 
first in the 880-yard run in just a 
fraction over two and a half 
minutes. The only second place 
captured by the Sho' team was the 
pole vault by Bernie Thomas. 

Catholic University, host to the 
three-way meet, had five first 
places and won the 800-yard relay 
race, garnering 12 second places 
and five third and fourth places, 
to score highest with 75 points. 

The Shc'men took six first, one 
second, three third, and two fourth 
positions, plus second place in the 
800-yard relay, for 44 points. 

Mount Saint Mary's placed first 
in three events, had no second 
places, five third and fourth 
positions to trail with 30 points. 


by Wayne Gruehn 

On page 468 of my Webster's Dictionary I found this 
definition of the word "lacrosse" ... "A game of ball, origin- 
ating among the North American Indians, played with a 
long-handled racket, with which the hard ball is caught, 
carried, or thrown" 

This week I want to center my spotlight on the one who 
the "or thrown" part concerns the most: the "Colossus of 
Rhodes" member of our team, goalie John Parker. 

No giant, (5 ft., 11 in.) John tips the scales at about 165 
pounds and uses every bit of himself in guarding the target 
at which all opposing stickmen aim. 

Too many times, if the home team has lost a game, one 
can invariably hear such statements as "I thought that goalie 
was supposed to be good" or "Why did the coach have that 
goalie in there" or even "If we had a half decent goalie we'd 
be a wining team." These are actual remarks I have heard— 
and nothing has ever irked me more! 

The law of averages alone are against any net-tender, 
because out of every ten or fifteen shots attempted one is 
bound to get by. And how many possible angles are there 
from which to fire that rubber rock? The area of a 
standard lacrosse goal measures 6 feet high by 6 feet wide; 
the area an average goalie takes up is about a third of that 
and the area he must cover is every square inch from front to 
back, top to bottom. All that ball has to do is go inside at 
any point and a goal is official. 

Think also of the speed it travels. A hard throw will send 
that ball through the air at speeds up to 100 miles per hour. 
With the sight of the oncoming ball, a goalie knows that he 
must get the big stick up in time to stop it; if not the stick 
then he must use his body — from head to toe. 

But a goalie is more than a brick wall; he is the quarter- 
back of the defense. As he is the only man facing the ball, 
he must keep his teamates informed of its whereabouts. 
He must diagnose each attackman's movements and call out 
the positions to take — defense-men watch only their man and 
listen for the directions of the goalie. 

John, whose continual chatter can be heard throughout 

Continued on page 4 

- Prospect - 

Shelly Goodman 

As the Washington College base- 
ball team launched their attempt 
for another Mason-Dixon diamond 
championship, the problem of who's 
on-second for the Sho'men was not 

One of the combatants for the 
keystone position is Sheldon Good- 
man, the subject of our "Fresh- 
man Prospect" sketch this week, 

Shelly, a product of Edgewood, 
Md., was a top star in both basket- 
ball and baseball at Bel Air High 
School. He averaged close 1 to 
fifteen points a game in basket- 
ball his senior year, and twice 
was selected to the Harford County 
All Star cage team. 

However, it is in baseball that 
Goodman comes closest to per- 
fection. Shelly was practically 
teethed on a baseball, performing 
in various baseball leagues every 
year since the age of eleven. 

During the summer of 1954, he 
clouted a healthy .340 for Sun 
Cleaners, who were city champions 
of Baltimore last year. In addition 
to his powerful hitting ability, 
Goodman is a graceful fielder. 

Although he previously had al- 
ways played on the left side of the 
infield, at shortstop or third base ; 
Shelly is picking up the second 
sack duties in stride. 

Shelly, a clean-living athlete 
is 5' 10" and weighs 160 lbs. 
It is a good bet that if he continues 
to sparkle on the diamond as he 
is now with the Sho'men, Goodman 
will receive a clear shot i 
professional baseball career. And 
it is reassuring to know that Sho' 
men fans will be able to marvel at 
his abilitiy for three years to come. 

With their opening doubleheader 
with Baltimore University can- 
celled, the Sho'men met thcUniver- 
sity of Delaware on Wednesday 
and prepare to defend their coveted 
Mason-Dixon championship by 
meeting Randolph-Macon today. 

Coach Thomas Kibler is anxious 
for the Sho'men to get a few 
games under their belts, but is 
very well satisfied with the way 
they have performed in intra- 
squad tilt's. 

The team is spirited and solid 
at every position. Coach Kibler 
is still facing the pleasant problem 
of selecting between ~Mort Lenane 
and Shelly Goodman for a start- 
ing second base berth. Both 
Lenane and Goodman arc good 
glove men and potent at the plate. 

Of Lenane, Coach Kibler says, 
With experience, Mort. can be- 
come a very good college second 
baseman. He has the ability." 
A good hitter, Mort served 
pinch-hitting roles for the '54 

Goodman, a converted third 
baseman, has made the switch to 
the keystone sack with ease, 
Coach Kibler is particularly im- 
pressed by Shelly's powerful arm 
which is a valuable asset in 
making the double play. So the 
battle for second base, Lenane vs. 

Sho' Diamond Team Meets 
Randolph Macon Today 

Goodman, continues. Whatever 
the outcome, Washington College 
will be strong at that position. 

The rest of the infield shapes 
up with Lou Borbely at first base, 
Barry Burns, the "Mighty Mite" 
of the Sho'men, at short, and Her- 
man Schmidt at third. 

A starting trio of outfielders 
will be selected from a hard- 
hitting crew, Al Bernard, Roger 
Smoot, Tom Bounds, and Steve 
Mastrianna, with George Darley 
and Sam Spicer in reserve. The 
slugging Spicer will likely see 
action as a pinch-hitter and can 
also covort at third base. 

The catching department has 
unusual depth, with starter Vic 
Collier backed up ably by Bucky 
Larrimore, Dick Lent, and Bob 

Ronnie Sisk, Leo Gillis, and 
Dean Wood are the Big Three of 
the mound staff, with Tom Wells 
and Arnie Sten also making bids 
for starting roles. Roy Hender- 
son and Bob Sullivan are other 
pitchers who have been impressive. 
Coach Kibler has indicated that 
the fireballing Sullivan could play 
a big role in the championship 
drive if he can master his control. 

Although there is a long, rough 
schedule ahead, the 1955 edition 
of the Sho'men look like champions 
from every angle. 

Baseball Bonus 

Are these hot afternoons getting 
you down? Do you long to lie on 
one of the beaches drinking in 
the sunshine, or under one of the 
shady trees on campus? Put all 
of these thoughts aside, for I have 
a better way for you to occupy 
your leisure time. How about 
watching our baseball team defend 
its hard-earned Mason-Dixon 

Beginning April 23 the Sho' 
nine has seven straight home 
games, the last one scheduled for 
May 4. All of them should prove 
to be the thrillers of the 1955 

We get under way with a bang 
as we start the long, 11-day cam- 
paign against Randolph Macon, 
which was the Sho'men's play-off 
mate last year. Following that 
opening hame game we meet 
Western Maryland on April 26, 
Bridgewater on the 29th, Lynch- 
burg the 30th, Mount Saint Mary's 
on May 2, and Towson Teachers 
May 4. 

Lynchburg and the Mounts ac- 
fContinued on page 4) 



by Jerry Yudizky 

Maryland State Education In- 
vestigators may check-up on the 
W. C. lacrosse team ... A state 
senator passing through Chester- 
town heard the players' "1, 2, 3, 4" 
chant during drills . . . His Honor 
is now under the impression that 
the athletes don't know what comes 
after "4". 

W. C. Players group is going to 
Iceland. Next, I guess, we'll be 
hearing of the lacrosse team going 
to Alaska to teach the game to the 

At times a lacrosse game looks 
more like a bunch of angered wives 
going after their husbands with 
club in hand, rather than two 
teams of skilled men trying to 
out-maneuver each other. 

After the lacrosse season is over 
the book store sells the leather 
laces from the lacrosse sticks for 
(Continued on page 4) 

LES BELL'S "Booming" serve sends one across the net. The 
ball is the white streak on Hodson Hall chimney. 





every game, was named to the Honorable Mention All- 
American Lacrosse Team last year, his first regular season 
as goalie. John's amazingly quick reflexes have enabled 
him to make, in the two games that have been played thus 
far this season, a total of 83 saves: 47 in the Navy game and 33 
against Hofstra! I am sure that when the Ail-American 
Teams are selected at season's end, this likeable "Colossus 
of ours will not only be among them, but deservedly so! 

Crazy Otto 

spent long hours that night 
planning: how to win. He finally 
decided to let Otto play the next, 
day, for everyone on the team 
conceded that his constant singing 
and picking had caused them to 
lose the second game. All the 
players were so jittery that they 
couldn't concentrate on playing 
good ball. The only way to keep 
Otto and his mandolin separated 
was to let him ploy. That should 
at least relieve the jangling nerves. 
It rained in St. Louis the night 
before the last game and the next 
morning the sun rose hotter than 
ever. In no time the field was 
dry and dusty again, and the 
humidity added to the almost 
bearable heat. The game began 
badly for the Cardinals. They 
got four runs in seven innings, but 
the Giants were leading with 
seven runs. Nothing happened 
in the eighth, and in the ninth the 
Cards were at the bottom of the 
inning. Unless they could get 
four runs, they would lose. There- 
were no extra innings in case of 
a tie at the end of the ninth. 

The Giants' pitcher quickly 
struck out two Cards, and it was 
Crazy Otto's time to bat. There 
were three men on base. If Otto 
could drive a home run, the Card 
nals would win. It was that 
simple ! But could Otto comi 
through? The manager, nervousl; 
shifting his cud of tobacco from 
cheek to cheek, spoke to Otto in 
fatherly tones. What he said 
will never be known. But Otto 
walked calmly to the plate after 
selecting a bat. He carefully 
placed his feet wide apart, put 
his bat on his shoulder and waited 
expectantly for the pitch. It came 
fast and slightly outside, but Otto 
swung and missed. The second 
ball was low and Otto missed 
again. The manager was fidgeting 
nervously in front of the dugout, 
his lips moving silently. Only 
the umpire behind the catcher 
seemed unmoved by the tension. 

The pitcher wound up slowly 
this time and threw one right over 
the plate. There was a loud crack 
as Otto swung with all his might 
and the ball sailed beautifully 
into the left field stands. Never 
in the history of St Louis was 
such a noise heard. The jubilant 
Cardinal fans did everything ex- 
cept blow up the stands with 
dynamite. The three men on base 
jogged across home plate and 
Otto followed. Otto was so carried 
away by his beautiful homer that 
he stopped and jeered at every 
Giant player on the way around 
the bases, completely forgetting 
an ancient rule that specified the 
time allowed to run the bases on 
a home run. Just before he 
reached third base he yelled some- 
thing over his shoulder to the 

second baseman. While he wasn't 
looking where he was going, he 
tripped over a mushroom that had 
sprung up after the rain and 
sprawled in the dust. By this 
time the umpire had tossed in 
another ball and Otto was called 
out at third. 

The manager fell backwards in- 
to the dugout, foaming at the 
mouth and chewing his tongue. 
It was learned later that he 
swallowed his tobacco. Otto 
struggled to his knees, surveyed 
the situation for a moment and 
trudged toward the dugout. The 
manager had recovered by this 
time and was walking toward Otto 
with a big smile on his face and 
his right hand extended. When 
they came up to each other, the 
manager suddenly brought his left 
hand from behind his back, It 
held a bat. Quickly seizing it in 
both hands, he swung it hard 
against the astonished Otto's skul. 
Otto dropped fat on his face and 
didn't move. A doctor was sum- 
moned to examine hm, and the 
doc pronounced Crazy Otto dead. 


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Your Degree 
Worth $72,000 

Ever wonder what your college 
degree will be worth to you 
dollars and cents? A little inquiry 
revealed some highly interesting 

The data for this article were 
taken from a textbook, Personal 
Finance, used in Dr. Taber's 
course of the same name. Some 
of the quotations are from a ref- 
erence used by the authors of 
the textbook. The reference was 
written in 1952 by Ernest Have- 
mann and Patricia S. West and 
titled They Went to College. The 
College Graduate in America To- 

There is a high correlation be- 
tween advanced formal education 


ment. The other members of the 
four - character cast is papa 
O'Neill (Dudley Sparks), who 
scores a one-round knockout over 

New York is a city where prac- 
tically anything can and usually 
does happen. And when a hand- 
some young architectural en- 
gineer follows an attractive 
young lady to the observation 
tower of the Empire State build- 
ing, and when she invites her- 
self to his apartment, anything 
and everything does happen. 

Barbara Delany, a veteran on 
the Bill Smith stage, is directing 
this gay comedy of young love. 

nursing profession, entitled "Girl 
With A Lamp". A technician will 
be on hand to demonstrate the 
technique of talcing blood type, 
and to type the blood of all those 
who would like to know what 
their blood type is. 

All high school students and 
teachers and other visitors are 
cordially invited to attend the 
exhibit which will be held from 
6:30 to 10:30 p. m. 

Baseball Bonus 

counted for three of our four 
losses last year, which should make 
these games even more hotly con- 
tested this season. Baseball fans 
will get a double treat on the 
afternoon of the Mounts game as 
it is a double-header. 

With 15 lettermen returning on 
the squad, plus the return of Leo 
Gillis to the pitching staff, we can 
look forward to some afternoons 
of good, fast baseball. If you 
want to while away those balmy 
hours between noon and dusk, 
there is nothing better than s 
good baseball game. 

Culture Corner 

'Diz(k)y Dallies' 

shoestrings . . . Last year they 
made enough profit from the sales 
to enable the school to buy new 
uniforms for this year's team. 

If the lacrosse team ever runs 
short of money for gas on a road 
trip, they will at least have a 
Buck to Chuck. 

Compliments Of 

Chestertown Elect. Light 
& Power Company 

Townshend, Kane 

Hubbard Bldg., Chestertown 

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and high incomes as compared 
to low education and low incomes. 
The Equitable; Life Insurance 
Society estimates that college 
graduates average $72,000 more 
in lifetime earnings than do non- 
college graduates. 

Taking occupation first, an an- 
alysis reveals that only 16 per- 
cent of non-graduate men in the 
United States hold positions as 
professionals, proprietors, man- 
agers, or executives. The other 
84 per cent are submerged in 
agricultural, unskilled to skilled, 
and clerical and sales work. 

Men with degrees, on the other 
hand, hold 84 per cent of the pro- 
fessional, proprietary, managerial 
and executive positions; and only 
16 percent are employed in 
agricultural, unskilled to skilled, 
and clerical and sales work. The 
situation is exactly reversed! The 
authors of Personal Finance con- 
clude that "it is unusual to find 
an Old Grad who is not at the 

The cash value of the degree 
increases with age. Median earn- 
ings of men graduates are high- 
er than for non-graduates by 
roughly the following figures for 
different age levels. Under 30, 
51,537; under 40, $1,971; under 
50, $3,389; and over 50, $3,732. 
"When the average man's (an- 
nual) income begins to decline 
after age 50 . . . the college 
graduates are attaining their best 

Evidence indicates that col- 
lege degrees in many cases are 
an open sesame to the professions 
which are barred to non-gradu- 

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ates because of educational nec- 
essity. Annual incomes fo five 
major professions in 1951 were 
highest for doctors, lawyers, den- 
tists, engineers, college profes- 
sors, and secondary school teach- 
ers, in that order. The business 
field offers handsome rewards to 
the man with a degree. A grad- 
uate can expect to reach the 
$7,500-plus income brackets fas- 
ter in banking than in any other 
type of business, but banks em- 
ploy less graduates than does 
any other type. Manufacturing 
is the biggest single employer. 

It has been pointed out that 
college graduates dominate the 
professions and higher income 
positions. Families of college men 
are financially more secure, since 
families headed by professionals 
receive a median income of $5,- 
100, and managers and officials 
receive an average $7,395 a year. 
Sixty percent of the heads of 
families with incomes of $7,500 
or more went to college. 

These are facts to contem- 
plate. Is it worth the strain and 
worry for four years? The answer 
must be yes except under extreme 
conditions. For the best avail- 
able evidence shows clearly that 
the cozy economic circle around 
college graduates is rapidly shrink- 
ing the number of positions avail- 
able to the non-graduates. 

Paul's Shoe Store 


Shoe Repair 

Passed a cute sight the othei 
night in the garrett. Both boys 
were in their respective beds. 

Whoever put Woody 's letter on 
the bulletin board was real smart. 
We wish some of the jerks around 
here would get a 2.00 like he has 
before they criticize him. 

World's record was set here by 
Bulbhead for consecutive birthdays 
(312 a year). Bergen is right be- 
hind, having just celebrated his 
19th yesterday. 

Very touching scene yesterday 
again when boy saying Grace turn- 
around and smashed chair over 
head of boy isneaking food. 
Alley Oop! 

Ralph Laws attended two con- 
secutive classes last week. Seems 
he sat on gum in one class and 
couldn't quite make it out before 
the bell. 

What's all this about being 
secretly married? We know it all 
the time. Why else didn't he call 
for her for breakfast like all our 
other campus lovers? 

Glad to see something is finally 
being done about that poor woman 
stuck in back of Hodson Hall. 
They're ripping it all up, but 
they're looking in the wrong place. 
She's been stolen and now is the 
hood ornament for Mr. Hart's car. 
In closing we mention ^the award 
winning invention given us by an 
unidentified young coed. She make 
a cocktail mixer for a lazy person. 
It's a normal shaker except the 
person using it waits around for 
an earthquake. Takes some time 
for a mixed drink, but think of 
the originality! 

Now, remember tonight — no one 
is allowed to sleep in the jeeps in 
the bottom of the Armory. That's 
out this year, and also, don't wear 
your pins; you may lose them! 


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MONDAY, MAY 9, 1955 

ODK Plans Band 

Members of ODK recently voted 
to promote a cheering band to play 
at athletic events. As proposed, 
the band would provide music of 

marching variety, both to sup- 
plement and to encourage vocal 
participation in team support. 

The band probably would be 
built around the dance band al- 
ready established, and would add 
other members from school's in- 
strument players, many of whom 
lack the added skill of jazz playing, 
but who would enjoy making some 
sweet noise to activate school 

As the band becomes more organ, 
ized, responsibility for its manage- 
ment will fall on itself or some 
related group. 

"HARVEY ARRIVES IN ICELAND at Keflavik Airport, as 
Washington Players alight from Military Air Transport 
Service plane. Shown in picture, from left to right up the 
platform are Harvey Samis, who starred in the play, Buddy 
Moore, Doris Hall, Ann Hurst, My,ra Bonhage, Jack Daniel, 
Joan Vanik, Anna Lucy Allspach, Joe, Keller, who directed 
the play, Mrs. Marguerite Welham, the chaperone, Sheldon 
Bader, and Pete Burbage. 

Science Society 
Elects Warner; 
Give Prizes 

Bill Warner succeeded Rosie 
Hatem as president of the Society 
of Sciences, and Lew Hershberger 
was announced as winner of the 
recent science exhibit's project com' 
petition, at the regular meeting 

Along with "Warner, Eveline 
Bowers, Marilyn Bock, and Arne 
Pessa will handle the clubs ex- 
ecutive duties for the coming year 
as vice-president, secretary, and 
treasurer, respectively. 

Hershberger won ten dollars for 
his clay model of a fetal pig, 
with detachable parts. Second 
prize of five dollars went to Al 
Stevenson and Jack Winkler for 
their experiment on the separation 
of chlorophyll by chromotography. 

Black, Bennett 
Honored Upon 

Dr. Clarence J. Black and Pro- 
fessor Orville B. Bennett, of the 
Washington College faculty were 
honored at the annual banquet of 
the Washington College chapter of 
the American Association of 
University Professors held at the 
Gl-anary, Georgetown, Monday 

These two professors, who will 
retire following the present col- 
lege term, were presented silver 
trays marked "From the faculty, 
Washington College, 1955." The 
presentation was made by Jack 
W. Henry, Jr., president of the 
local chapter of the association. 

Dr. Black, professor of chemis. 
try, has been at Washington Col- 
lege since 1943 and Professor Ben- 
nett, of the mathematics depart- 
ment, since 1942. 

Cosmic rays are mysterious 
streams of electrical articles strik- 
ing the earth from unknown 

iflii Sigs Elect 
Jack Winkler 

Jack Winkler was elected 
president ofPhi Sigma Kappa for 
next year, and other officers were 
named at the fraternity's regu 
lar meeting this week. 

Vice-president is Roger Kin- 
hart; secretary, Jerry Yudizky; 
treasurer, Bob Ssockley; sentinel, 
Mickey Anderson ; inductor, 
Bucky Ford; rush chairman, Bob 
Pickett; IFC delegate, George 

Song Fest 
Slated For 
May 13th 

The annual Song Fest is to be 
held on Friday evening, May 13. 
All of the fraternities and sorori- 
ties oh campus with the exception 
of Theta Chi will render two 
selections at the program to be 
held in front of Middle Hall. 
Each sorority will sing "Swing 
Low, Sweet Chariot", in addition 
to a number of their own. Zeta 
Tau Alpha will sing "So In Love", 
while Alpha Omicron Pi has 
chosen "Dark is The Night", and 
Alpha Chi Omega will sing "Tea 
For Two". 

Each of the three fraternities in 
the program will sing "Cool 
Water", as required by the rules 
of the contest. Lambda Cbji Alpha 
will render "Army Blue", and Phi 
Sigma Kappa will sing as their 
selection "Serenade", from "The 
Student Prince". Kappa Alpha 
will sing "September Song", 

In addition to the regular par-t 
of the program it is anticipated 
that there will be a 48-voice chorus 
group to sing "Deep River" while 
the judges are making their 
decision as to who the winners are 
in the sorority and frajternity 
groups. The judges have not yet 
been chosen for the Song Fest. 

Senior Class 
Auction Set 
For May 11 

The Class of 1956 will hold an 
auction on Wednesday, May 11. 
The time of the auction is set for 
6:30 P. M. in the basement of 
Hodson Hall. The proceeds from 
the auction are to be used to 
buy hymnals for the auditorium 
in William Smith Hall. 

A variety of goods have been 
donated to be auctioned off at 
the affair, including dinners at 
the Home Restaurant and Bud's, 
five dollars worth of merchandise 
at Gibson's Bluebird, and other 
articles given by Chestertown 

The Senior Class auction was 
a huge success last year and this 
sort of thing has proven itself on 
the campus. Arrangements are be- 
ing made to secure the same auc- 
tioneer as last year's — Mr. Harry 
Russell, an alumnus of Washing- 
ton College from Chestertown. 

To Banquet 

A speech by David Williamson, 
retired Foreign Service officer of 
the State Department and an un- 
successful candidate for state 
senator from Queen Annes County, 
will highlight the Young Republic- 
an Club banquet at the Granary 
this Wednesday at 6:30. The 
affair is declared open to the public. 

Mr. Williamson, who spoke on 
communism in Southeast Asia 
at International Relations Day 
here in March, was given free 
choice for his talk this week. 

Further activities of the Young 
Republicans include attending the 
convention of the state Federation 
of Young Republican Clubs at 
Annapolis on Saturday. 

Buddy Sparks, local president, 
hopes to obtain information to 
make the group here more 
teresting and appealing. Those 
attending the convention will be 
Sparks, Mac Hatch, and John 

Duke Wins, 5-2 

In the Sho'men's second lacrosse 
game on their two-day southern 
trip, Duke University upset them 
5-to-2. Mid-fielder Joe Sievtold 
tied the score 1 to 1 in the opening 
minutes of the game, but Boyd 
Miller of the Blue Devils quickly 
scored and gave his team a lead 
they held throughout the game. 
The final Washington goal was 
scored in the fourth period by 
attackman Berkey Kenny. 

Washington College's lacrosse 
team now has a season record of 
Three wins and Five losses. The 
game with the Sho'men was re- 
portedly Duke's best in an up-and- 
down season. 

In 1964, 35,500 Americans were 
killed in traffic accidents. 

Formed Here 

Formation of a new honor 
society on campus will be completed 
tomorrow night as Alpha Psi 
Omega, national dramatics fra- 
ternity, inducts thirteen members 
of the Washington Players. 

Mrs. E. Winifred Opgrande and 
Professor C. W. Hart, already 
members of the national group, 
will install the new chapter, to be 
known as the Pi Zeta chapter, at 
a ceremony in Reid Hall at 9 P. M. 
The fraternity, largest in its 
field in the country, is purely an 
honorary group, designed to serve 
as a supplement to the local dram- 
atics society and to recognize out- 
standing achievement in the work 
of the Players, in fields of acting, 
direction, production, and business 

The thirteen charter members 
are Aldo Gallo, Jack Daniel, Joe 
Keller, Harvey Samis, Wayne 
Gruehn, Pete Burbage, Deac 
Owings, Al Condello, Dave 
Humphries, Roy Jones, Barbara 
Delaney, Maryellen Baildon, and 
Joan Vanik. 

To obtain the charter, a petition 
was sent to the national governing 
body of the fraternity, known as 
the Grand Cast, telling of the 
plays and the facilities with which 
the Players work. The national 
investigated the work of the 
Players and the standing of the 
college, then got the approval of 
all the 220 chapters in the country. 
For individual membership, there 
are standards based on particip- 
ation in Players activities, and 
evaluated on a point system. 

At the Players' annual banquet 
this Thursday, there will be the 
traditional Oscar awards and 
several surprises, according to 
Aldo Gallo, president. 

Moon Is Blue Well Staged; Macmullen Praised 

By Robert G. Bailey 

With two performances of F. 
Hugh Herbert's comedy The Moon 
Is Blue, the Washington Players on 
Friday and Saturday, May 6th and 
7th, concluded their 1954-55 season. 
As a newcomer to the College, 
your reviewer has been much im- 
pressed by the enthusiastic activity 
of the Washington Players, and 
their serious approach to whatever 
project they may have in hand. 
It is an exceptional group that can 
develop in a small college such as 
Washington not only talented 
actors and production personnel, 
but also a number of capable 
directors. The results of their 
efforts deserve to be seen by larger 
audiences than witnessed the play 
under review. 

The report is that next year's 
plays will also be modern, if not 
all contemporary. While the ap- 
peal of more recent plays to 
student group, either actors 
audience, is quite understandable, 
one wishes nevertheless that 
gifted and devoted a group as the 
Washington Players might even- 
tually include on their annual 
schedule perhaps one great play 
of an earlier period. The pro- 
duction, for example, of a play by 
Shakespeare, of one of the great 
comedies of the English eight- 
eenth century (have we no poten- 

tial Mrs. Malaprop among us?), 
or of a Moliere Comedy, suggests 
itself as an experience rewarding 
in many ways. 

The Moon Is Blue, ably directed 
by Barbara Delaney, ended the 
current season with a brisk, light 
touch, suitable to the spring of 
the year. The play was carefully 
staged, the set showing the New 
York apartment where most of the 
action took place fully deserving 
the applause accorded it by the 
audience at each performance. 
Those responsible should be con- 
gratulated. One looked in vain on 
the program for their names. 

As for the play itself, it must 
be taken for what it really is 
bit of clever dramatic fluff, 
amusingly naughty, and thorough- 

ly enjoyable only if well done. An 
evening (and what an evening!) 
is spent by the audience with Patty 
O'Neill, a "nice girl" making her 
way in New York as model and 
television actress; Donald Gres- 
ham, a young architect; and David 
Slater, a wealthy man-about-town 
the shady side of forty, of 
wide experience and few scruples. 
Patty and Donald "pick each other 
up" at the Empire State Building; 
repair to Donald's apartment ; 
quarrel because of Slater and 
Cynthia, his daughter, Donald's 
former fiancee; are separated by 
Patty' irate policeman father; 
finally make up; and, we suppose, 
will be happy ever after. The im- 
proprieties hover continually in the 
background, but 'nothing really 

improper ever occurs. 

The action 

Play Scheduled 

The presentation of T. S. Eliot's 
play, "Murder in the Cathedral 
will be held in the Wiliam Smith 
Hall Auditorium on March 18th 
and 19th. The play is being given 
by members of the Canterbury 
Club, assisted by members of the 
Washington College faculty and 
The Chester Players. Frederick 
A. Meigs is in the main role as 
Thomas Abecket, Archbishop of 

moves as if in a circle, beginning 
and ending in the same spot and 
under similar circumstances. 

Although it lacks plot interest, 
the play still holds our attention by 
its amusing dialogue and ijs 
"gags", which usually evoked the 
intended laughs. Fortunately, the 
pace given the action by the 
Director was in general fast 
enough to carry this load of wit 
and patter without sagging. 

But the only real center of in- 
terest in the play is the character 
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Results Of A Band 

As movement for organizing a small brass cheering 
band gets underway, we begin to foresee some pleasant 
results, all of them boosting school morale and adding 
richer experiences to school life. 

First there is the zest that a band will give to cheering. 
Playing at time-outs, half-times, and between innings, a 
spirited band would provoke cheers even if the teams 
were losing. Students would cheer for the fun of it, and 
because the band would be blaring their support. The extra 
rooting would spur on a tired team to victory. 

The band will be the focal point of all pep rallies. It 
will'drum up pre-game enthusiasm and lead a snake dance, 
not around Kibler field, but down Washington Avenue 
and up High Street. The presence of the band will make 
for an orderly affair, and a thrilling one. Pre-game parades 
would become a necessity once the custom took hold, and 
the enthusiasm would begin to affect the local citizens. 
Chestertown would become a college town. 

When school spirit has been aroused by the band, more 
students will attend the games, more will stay for week- 
ends. And when students want some organized activity 
after the game, they will gather in.Hodson Hall with the 
band for a victory (or defeat) dance. The music won't 
be the best by any standards, but there will be many good 
times. Then someone will plan to have better dancing 
music and there will begin the college's full-time dance 
band, playing after games and every weekend. 

All these accomplishment will come from a small brass 
cheering band. We could predict even greater things if 
we forgot student apathy. Perhaps the band will cure 
that, too. 


On A Senior 

MONDAY, MAY 9, 1955 

Players Return From Arctic 

Washington Players 

Back on campus from the recent 
Washington Players* tour of Ice. 
land with "Harvey", is Senior of 
the Week, Pete Burbage. Pete has 
been interested in dramatics since 
he came to W. C, first appearing 
the Washington Players pro- 
duction of "My Sister Eileen", 
"Ten Little Indians", "Bell, Book, 
and Candle" and "Shadow of the 
Glen". His performance in the 
latter show won an Oscar for him 
in his freshman year. As a mem- 
ber of the Chester Players, of 
which he is now vice-president, 
Pete has had roles in "Strange 
Bedfellows", "Cradle Song", and 
"Night of January 16th". Pete 
was also behind the footlights in 


. . . The play was well received 
by military audiences. As an ex- 
collegian myself, I can say that it 
was a real touch of the States to 
have your undergrads here. They 
are good ambassadors for Wash- 
ington College. 

Your college has the unofficial 
thanks from this section and the 
entire Iceland Defense Force. I'm 
sure the General would agree with 


Duncan S. Martin 


Fifteen Beers Aid Research 

TROY, N. Y. — (ACP) — Larry 
Edwards, a junior here at Rensse- 
laer Polytechnic, probably wound 
up the other day as the gayest, if 
not the most scientific, "guinea 
pig" on the school's campus. 

As part of the Inter fraternity 
Council-sponsored Safety Week, 
Edwards volunteered to drink a 
can of beer every 20 minutes from 
1 to 5 p. m. in the student lounge. 

Purpose of the experiment was 
to study "reaction time, depth 
perception, peripheral and night 
vision and steadiness under the 
increasing effect of alcohol." Data 
was recorded throughout the test, 
designed to show by actual demon- 
stration the detrimental effect of 
alcohol on the sensory perception 
of drivers. „ 

Wesleyans Choose 
Richey President 

On Tuesday, April 26, the 

Wesley Foundation held its elect- 
ions, choosing John Richey as its 
president. Richey succeeds John 
Parker in this position and during 
the coming year is to be assisted 
by Carol Knisely, who was elected 
secretary- treasurer. 

Animals which reproduce by 
division of the body are, in effect, 

Show - Stoppers 

The Washington Players would 
like to change the dramatic 
group's name to the Washington 
Workers .... Play acting is not 
play .... The only thing they 
know of that is harder than put- 
ting on a show is cramming for 
a blue book on the day before 
the play opens. 

The taxi-cab scene had to be 
cut out of "The Moon is Blue". 
. . . There are no taxis locally 
which the Players corld have 
used as a prop .... Th-j nearest 
re semblance to a taxi is that 
black Buick bus which is used 
by the Campus Transportation 
Co., ior trips between Chester- 
town and South Jersey, Philadel- 
phia , New York, and all points 
in-between . . . and it wasn't 
available . . . had a trip scheduled 
for this week-end .... Don't 
feel too badly . . . there wasn't 
any taxi in the New York pro- 
duction, either, and the la3t I 
heard, they had a few taxis in 
that town. 

Holly wood-tes Maggie Mac- 
Namarra and William Holden 
were invited to attend the local 
production of the play which 
these two helped make such a 
success on the screen . . . Both 
had to turn down the invitation, 
however . . . Miss MacNamarra 
is still too embarrased to show her 
face in public, and Mr. Holden 
had to stay home ... his Oscar 
is due to get its twice-monthly 
polishing this week-end. 

Heat records were set in Ice- 
land last week with the G.I's 
warm reception of the Players. 
. . . The cast was flying high the 
entire week .... going, return- 
ing, mentally in the clouds while 
bodily on earth during their stay. 
. . . . Four male members were 
seen rushing to the recruiting 
office in New Brunswick upon re- 
turning to the U. S. 

"The Importance of Being Ernest", 
produced by the Mt. Vernon 
Literary Society. At present he 
is busy directing T. S. Eliot's 
"Murder in the Cathedral" for the 
Chester Players and the Canter- 
bury Club, in which he also plays 
the role of the knight. 

As president of the Canterbury 
Club Pete helped make Religious 
Emphasis Day a success here on 
campus. He is secretary and vice- 
president of the French Club, a 
member of the Young Democrats 
and the Choir, and past vice- 
president of his fraternity, Phi 
Sigma Kappa. Pete represented 
the Forensic Society in a recent 
T. V. debate and is a member of the 
honorary fraternity O. D. K. 

Music is another of Pete's major 
interests; he has given two piano 
recitals in Chestertown and would 
like to teach piano as a sideline. 
An English major, Pete is un- 
decided about his immediate future. 
He may serve in the Navy or con- 
tinue his dramatic work by at- 
tending the Yale Dramatic School. 

curit \ . . 

immersed in gloom 29 days 

.will never pass just learn- 
ed of new procurement plot 

flunk out senior class .... take us 

back next year to fill up 

minnie martin and you dont 

think theyd do it not until 

after we buy hymn books 

seniors having faculty auction for 

purpose fools may make 

few suggestions sell zach limb 

by limb joe head by head 

erm in little grab bags 2 bucks 

each going going gone. . . 

joe paslsy approach in as- 
sembly to no avail flattery 

will get him nowhere ifc 

less than usual number of 

casualities dull must 

visit st Johns for excitement 

probably another plot panhel 

dance still has no home .... rock 

hall oyster shuckers invoking 

zoning laws being nice to 

mildred anyway humphrey 

has heart set on going with 

(Continued on page 4) 

cently returned from Iceland 
where they presented Mary Chase's 
delightful comedey, "Harvey". The 
trip was sponsored by the Air 
Force in its entertainment program 
for overseas personnel. 

The cast included Harvey Samis, 
Joe Keller, Doris Hall, Jack Daniel, 
Myra Bonhage, Buddy Moore, Ann 
Hurst, Shelly Bader, Joan Vanik, 
Pete Burbage, and Anna Lucy 
Allspach. Mrs. Marguerite Well- 
ham chaperoned. 

The troup left from McGuire 
Air Force Base in' New Jersey 
on April 23 at 6:30 A. M. Most 
of the Players had never before 
flown. , The eleven hour flight 
provided many thrills. Five hours 
after the takeoff the plane landed 
in Newfoundland for a two hour 
stop. Later at 7:35 A. M. U.S. 
time, or 11:35 A. M. Iceland time, 
the travelors landed at Keflavik 
Air Force Base, Iceland. 

The Players were met at the 
plane and whisked off to the 
customs office and then to their 
hotel. The stage in the Base 
Theater was quickly arranged with 
improvised props. At 7:00 P. M. 
Tuesday, the first of three per- 
formances was presented. 

The performances averaged 
audiences of approximately 300 per 
night. Entertainment is a scarcity 
on this bleak and rocky island and 
"Harvey" found a very appreci- 
ative audience at Kelavik. 

Between performances the troup 
enjoyed a guided tour of the 
military installation, highlighted 
by a visit to the 57th Fighter 
Interceptor Squadron, guarding the 
Arctic air route between Russia 
and our East Coast cities. 

On the last day the eager sight- 
seers got a look at Reykjavik, the 
capital, which is fifty miles from 
Keflavik. The desolate stretches 
of barren rock on the trip into 
the capital were quite unfamiliar 
to all eyes. Only one-eigth of the 
entire island is inhabitable, and 
contrary to popular belief, most 
of Iceland remains above the zero 
mark all year round. A point of 
particular interest was the im- 
pressive buildings of the Univer- 

sity of Iceland. 

The Communist movement 
Iceland, which proceeds unhamper- 
ed, was another interesting dis- 
covery to the travelers. The writer 
had the opportunity of talking to 
several of the 300 Communist 
civilians working at the air base. 
The party is one of the strongest 
of four parties in Iceland. 

Five hours after the last per- 
formance, on Thursday night, the 
Players took off for an eleven hour 
non-stop trip home. 

Tips for Tourists 

If you are ever fortunate enough 
to go on one of these excursions, 
here are some helpful hints. 

1. Indicate clearly to the girls 
which is the Men's Room and 
which is the Women's. 

2. Watch the souvenir hunters. 
One girl came back with a card- 
board box full of volcanic rocks! 

3. For entertainment, watch Mrs. 
Wellham putting on a Mae West. 

4. Keep tabs on the time. We 
ate breakfast four consecutive 
times due to time changes. 

Always sit down before 
sampling a foreign beverage. 

6. Don't sit next to the engines. 
Harvey Samis did and he "droned" 
for three hours after he got off the 

Carry your own props if you 
can. One of the set's "Victorian" 
chairs was a stainless steel affair 
from the local cafeteria. 


Dean Bradley at the Bird 
Doc James teaching chemistry 
Mr. Padgett driving a Jaguar 
Filet mignon in Hodson Hall? 
Pete Long as a bachelor 
Mr, Foster changing his mind 
Beer in the Snack Bar 
"Mad" comics on the library 

Cocktails before dinner 
Dr. Clark coaching football 
An American Sunbathers Associ- 
ation Colony in Chestertown 
Dr. Gibson with a beard? 
Ronnie Sisk chasing butterflies 
Jack Bergen on the J. V. 
Morgan Haines weighing 92 pounds 
Mixer drinks in the dining hall? 

Culture Corner 

By Shelly and Stan 

Since this is our next to the last 
issue, we can let it all out and 
reserve next time for apologies 
if necessary. This may not be 
very coherent, but it's strictly in 
character with our present con 

First of all, we hope those nasty 
waiters who stole the cake of 
ice from our tea pot and put it 
Josh's table are punished 
severly. There's nothing worse 
than warm ice tea. 

Many thanks to the helpful 
bunch of boys who group around 
the entrance of Hodson Hall and 
merrily boost each fair damsel's 
ego as she enters and leaves. As 
long as they keep off the freshly 
seeded area which is roped off, 
their actions are within the college 

Will "those maniacs who started 
tearing down Middle Hall with a 
tennis ball please stay away! Some 
couple, clinging to each other in 
fear, fell down into the Zeta room, 
and now all fearful clinches are 
banned. At least until the couple 
is located. 

Have you heard about the 
Army's new education policy? If 
you have a girl at W. C. and finish 
basic training in the upper third 
of your platoon, you can return 
here for a post graduate course 
and various activities. What 

could be better? You even get 

We understand we can't mention 
names anymore, because it em- 
barrasses people. Very good idea- 
now we can lie and no one can 
prove it. 

How about having a third shift 
at Hodson for the great eaters 
who get to each shift an hour 
early and line the stairs so it's 
impossible to get in or out? With 
a third shift, these impatient 
eaters could then be sure of eating 
twice and wonldn't have to show 
up so early. 

We are offering a fantastic re- 
ward for the photo of a lacrosse 
player opening a beer can with 
his nose. It can't be done! 

We have had a request from the 
Sanitation Department of Mary- 
land urging all college students 
not to leave things lying around 
after beach parties. Please dis- 
pose of everything in the proper 
containers. There are separate 
baskets for beer cans also. 

Next week we will have compiled 
a list of our favorite teachers, and 
we will name him and his courses 
so you all can benefit. The 
selection was not influenced by the 
accident that occured when a 
student got his foot caught in a 
window leaving class rather early. 

MONDAY, MAY 9, 1955 



Sho'nine Undefeated At Mid-Season 

Gillis and Stew Pitch 9-6 
Win over Randolph Macon 

The Washington College Sho'- 
men protected their hold on the 
Mason-Dixon Baseball champion- 
ship by pounding out a 9-6 win 
over last year's runner-up and 
this year's Southern Division 
leader, Randolph-Macon. 

While Steve Mastrianna and 
Lou Borbely gave the fans two 
exciting moments, it was starting 
pitcher Leo Gillis who deserves 
much of the credit for the vic- 
tory. Besides turning in in a good 
mound performance, it was Gillis 
who led off the big fifth inning 
with a hard single to right field. 

Mastrianna picked up his first 
hit of the year as he blasted the 
first ball offered him over the left 
field bank for a homerun and 
the first score of the game. Mas- 
trianna added another run when 
he singled to right and was dirven 
in on Al Bernard's long-hit triple 
to right field in the fourth inning. 

It was the fifth inning which 
proved to be the big one for the 
Sho'men. Pitcher Gillis opened the 
inning with a single to center 
field, followed by walks granted 
to Tom Bounds and Vic Collier 
to fill the bases. Barry Burns 
singled over the head of the sec- 
ond baseman to drive in Gillis 

and leave the bases full. Herm 
Schmidt was hit by the pitcher to 
bring in run number two and still 
leave the bases full. Mastrianna 
struck out for the first out of the 
inning. Bernard walked to make 
it three runs across with one 
away. Lou Borbely sacrificed to 
left field for the last score of the 
inning. Shelly Goodman grounded 
out for the third one. 

Randolph-Macon started a rally 
in the seventh when they got 
three runs on an error, three 
walks and a hit. Freshman Arnold 
Sten relieved Gillis in the seventh 
with the bases loaded and none 
away. He retired the first two 
bathers to face him, walked the 
third and struck out the fourth 
to end the Yellow Jackets threat. 

The Sho'men got two of the 
runs back in their half of the 
seventh when Bernard singled to 
left field and Lou Borbely drove 
him in with a 425-foot homerun 
to center field. 

Eleven Sho'men figured in hit- 
ting as they put on their strongest 
hitting exhibition of the season 
Borbely was the "big bat" of 
the game as he collected three 


by Wayne Gruehn 

In the seldom-looked-at trophy case located in Hodson 
Hall, I noticed that of the eighteen cups and plaques 
placed there, twelve of them were won by Washington 
College's various track teams. Thought I, "So! the days of 
Hubbard, Howard, Dryden and Brandenburg!" What has 
happened, I thought, to our track team? Is there no spirit 
or what? All of this prompted me to journey over to the 
Athletic Office and Coach Emerson Smith. As a result 
of that talk, I have the following to say about our forgotten 
track team 

We are, as we know, a small college. We have no foot- 
ball team. Thus a great many talented athletic abilities 
are directed elsewhere; and no one team feels this loss 
worse than the track and field aggregations. Those who 
don't head for the baseball or lacrosse fields or the tennis 
courts either do nothing or "go out for track for exercise." 
But this sport is more than just exercise. Cuts and bruises 
don't show "who was in there fighting." No, this is a 
sport of condition, tension, emotion and guts. It requires 
<Continued on page 4) 

- Prospect - 

Anna Lucy Allspach 

This is election time through- 
out the school and the country. 
One of the campaign cries that is 
often heard is for "young blood" 
to break old monopolies held by 
political machines. The ELM'S 
sports staff this week has select- 
ed a freshman (the "young 
blood" ) to break the monopoly 
that the male athletes have held 
on this column by picking Miss 
Anna Lucy Allspach as its pros- 
pect of the week, 

Anna Lucy is no stranger to 
W. C. or W. C. athletics. In fact, 
as a local resident and a gal who 
is interested in practically all 
sports, she has been an enthusi- 
astic Sho' fan for many years. It's 
quite possible that in her young- 
er days she built up dreams 
about the time when she, too, 
would be able to play field hoc- 
key, basketball, and the other 
girl's sports at W. C. If such 
were the case, then her dreams 
have more than come true. 

Not only has she starred in 
field hockey, basketball, and now 
badminton, but she is just a few 
points behind Jane Golt in the 
race for the honors of "Best Girl 
Athlete of the Year". In the 
girl's intramural basketball league 
which just concluded its season 
she took first place in scoring, 
getting a leading total of 126 
points for a top per-game aver- 
age of 25.2. 

Athletic-wise she is also active 
in the girl's town league in bas- 
ketball as a high-jumping center, 
and in softball, working in the 
catcher's position. Swimming is 
her favorite activity, though her 
desire for ice skating is almost 
equally strong. However, there 
is plenty of water for swimming 
and next to no ice for skating 
in these parts, so the summer- 
time sport now gets top rating. 

On the campus the red-headed, 
freckled lass who plans to major 
n chemistry manages to find time 
to participate in dramatics, ap- 
pearing in the Player's produc- 
( Continued on page 4) 

Zeta "A 7 Win Intramural Cup 

The Zeta "A's", a dark horse 
team when the girl's intramural 
basketball season began, upset 
the favored Freshman team in 
a game in which the Zeta's didn't 
do a thing wrong while the Frosh 
couldn't start clicking and doing 
things right. With the big game 
in their pocket, the A's went on 
to finish their schedule undefeated 
and to capture the coveted cham- 
pionship cup. 

With tne season over and in 
the record hooks, the Girls' Ath- 
letic Association proceeded to 
hand out "Most Valuable Player" 
honors to Anna Lucy Allspach 
and to six girls who comprise the 
honorary varsity. These six are 
Kay Cossaboon, Anna Lucy All- 
3 pach, and Jane Bracken for the 
foward positions, and guards 
Martha Ann Kohout, Priscilla 
Dumschott, and Anne Grim. Hon- 
orable mention went to forward 
Penny Stenger and guard Kakie 

The A's topped the league with 

five wins and no losses. Follow- 
ing the Freshman game the new 
champs humbled the Zeta B's 
and the Independents. However, 
these contests were anti-climati- 
cal, while the Zeta-Frosh tilt was 
played in an atmosphere almost 

comparable to an N. B. A. final 
in Madison Square Garden. Led 
by Sue Reichlin, who chalked up 
the season's record one-game high 
of 39 points, the Zeta's jumped 
off to a 15-6 first quarter lead. 
(Continued on page 4) 

Mounts Bow To Sho'men 
5-2 & 6-1 in Doubleheader 

Sparked by the brilliant pitch- 
ing of Dean Wood and Arnold 
Sten and home runs by Herm 
Schmidt and Barry Burns, Wash- 
ington College swept both ends 
of a doubleheader from Mount 
St. Mary's at Kibler Field on 
May 2. 

In the opener, Dean Wood 
gave up only three hits as he 
coasted to his first win of the 
season. Both teams went scoreless 
until the Sho'men fourth when 
Schmidt socked a line drive homer 
with Burns aboard. Hurler Wood 
aided his own cause as he sing- 
led and scored in the fifth and 
drove in a run with another sin- 
gle in the sixth. 

The Mounts' initial tally came 
in the sixth. Kujawa singled to 
center, and when the ball eluded 
Sho' middle gardener Tommy 
Bounds, he came all the way 
around to score. Ross' one baser 
in the seventh gave the visitor's 
their final run. Wood struckout 
eight and walked only two. 

Freshman Arnold Sten made his 
debut as a successful starter, 
allowing only two scratch hits 
as he struck out seven Mount 
batters in the second game. 

The Smo'men drew first blood 
in the second frame with heads- 
up baserunning. Rog Smoot pok- 
ed a single to center, stole sec- 
ond and advanced to third on a 
wild pitch. With two out, Shelly 
Goodman walked. Instead of hold- 
ing up at first base, Goodman 
headed for second, drawing a 
throw, and Smoot scored. 

.Sam Spicer led off the third 
with a single and Burns drilled 
a home run to right center to 
score two more runs. 

The Mounts' scored their only 
run in the fourth, but in the 
Sho'men half of that inning, 
Borbely and Sten hit singles and 
Spicer whacked a double, his 
second hit of the game, driving 
home the fourth and fifth runs, 
Smoot scored again in the sixth 
for the last tally. 

Stickmen Try U.N.C. and DUKE 

Coach Charlie Clark and his stickmen went south this 
weekend to meet the teams of the University of North 
Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University. The coach 
and 24 men on the trip hope to add two more wins to their 
2-4 record. 

After being defeated by Hofstra, the stickmen began 
to hustle and racked up two wins against Swarthmore and 
Delaware. The Swarthmore game was played at Swarthmore 
Saturday, April 23. Washington College scored immediately 
after the opening face-off and held the lead for the duration 
of the game. With Bill Barnett, Bob Kardon, and Gordie 
Miller on defense and John Parker in the goal, the 
Pennsylvanians didn't have a chance to jump ahead. Charlie 
Buck, Hezzy Howard, and Berkey Kenny kept shooting hard 
and gained a fairly comfortable lead in the last quarter. 
The final score was 9 to 5. 

The Sho'men have defeated Delaware every year for the 
past eleven years. The team was confident they were going 
to win again when they took the field at Delaware. But 
the hom team scored the first goal, and that took care of the 
over-confidence. W. C. then played "heads-up" ball and 
tallied a 17-10 victory. With hard running midfielders Joe 
Sievold, Ed Bair, and Basil Wadkovsky, the team looked like 
champions as they scored seven goals in the third quarter, 
leaving Delaware scoreless. 

Baltimore University downed the Sho'men 16-6. Two of 
our best players were absent from the game, and the team 

Continued on page 4 

Trackmen Run 
Over Towson 
75 1-2 - 45 1-2 

The Sho' track team showed its 
heels in the home meet April 27 
against Towson State Teachers 
College. Co-captain Lew Buckley 
scored first in the 880-yard dash 
and the mile and two-mile races 
to lead his team to a 75'/2 to 45V4 

Towson's Bill Heck matched 
Buckley's erformance with trium- 
phs in the 100- and 200-yard 
dashes and the low hurdles. 

Of the 14 scheduled events, 
the Sho'men captured 9 first 
places and won the mile relay in 
3 minutes and 52.8 seconds. Tow- 
son placed first in four events. 

Second places were almost 
evenly divided between the two 
teams. Washington had seven and 
Towson six. 

Towson took third place in nine 
events and the Sho'men had only 
four third positions. 


By Dixie Walker 

Coach Kibler had his boys run- 
ning in the Mounts' game and it 
certainly paid off. The Sho'men 
pilfered three bases in the open- 
er and four in the second game. 
W. C.'s hurlers showed lit- 
tle respect for the Mount's bas- 
ketball star Jack Sullivan as he 
struck out in two pinchhrtting ap- 
pearances .... Arnie Sten field- 
ed his position a la "Cat" Bre- 
cheen in the second game. He re- 
placed Goodman at second and 
walked in his only trip to the 

Ronnie Sisk pitched a 2-0 shut- 
out, his first trip to the mound, 
against Lynchburg on April 30. 
The Sho'men got both runs in the 
eighth inning. 



MONDAY, MAY 9, 1955 


a "give-all-you've-got" attitude and a love for the sport no 
woman could know. There is no catching, throwing 
body-bumping or battling; you just run and Jump and 
sometimes see how far you can propel a 16 pound hunk 
of brass through the air. 

And apparently we don't have enough people around here 
anymore who have this only a few ....... 

To them I hereby give my wholehearted feeling of 

reSP To' co-captain Lew Buckley, I agree with others that 
he has carried the whole load in his lungs Here is a boy 
who in one meet ran in the mile relay and won the mile, 
two-mile and half-mile races. Freshman Alex Stauf is 
regarded as "Mr. Field Events" himself, participating in 
everything on the cinders. Ebe Joseph has the amazing 
record of running in the 100- and 220-yard dashes, the mile 
relay, participating in the high jump, broad jump, 280-yard 
lowhurdles and the shotput. 

Three more Freshmen— Tom Dixon, Ham Bauer, and 
Ralph Usilton-run in the 440, 880, 220, mile relay, low 
hurdles, high hurdles, and jumping events. Co-captain 
Stew Young to say the least, has bolstered his team s efforts 
with his dashes, as has veteran Bernie Thomas 

Special tribute goes to a boy like Freshman Dave 
Litrenta who has never run track before this year. Although 
he has attained no glory, he has been in there trying. 

Newcomer Buddy Moore has run but a few races for 
the Maroon and Black. Nevertheless, he has fared we 1 in 
them Roger Kinhart and Ed Lieberman have been out there 
regularly, the latter presently out with a foot injury. 

Special credit do I give to boys like Jack Fredncks and 
several baseball players-Herm Schmidt, Mort Lenane and 
Al Bernard— for helping out, even though they have other 
activities in the afternoon. 

To the above mentioned, I again express my sincere 
feeling of respect, because they have proven their profound 
love for a sport that isn't a crowd-getter, a sport that isn t 
all glory, but a sport that requires guts and more than 
"just exercise." 


had trouble keeping possession of the ball. Dropping this one 
made them decide to fight all the harder when they met 
Washington and Lee on the home field last Tuesday. 

Washington College took the lead early in the game. 
But the Generals had 31 players and constantly changed 
their midfield, this tiring our boys early in the third period 
Washington and Lee took the lead by two goals. In the last 
quarter we tied the game once again. With one minute left 
to play thev scored a lucky goal on a freak shot. Now that 
they had possession of the ball, they stalled until the clock 
ran out. • " 

The stickmen have a bunch of hustlers and scrappers out 
there this year, and even though they aren't winning as 
many games as they did last year, they have a lot of fight and 
spirit This year's squad is made up of quite a few inex- 
perienced men; and win, lose, or draw, they are gaining the 
experience they need to retain their championship. 

Netmen Falter 

The W. C. tennis team's short 
two-game win streak was broken 
Saturday when Johns Hopkins de- 
feated the Sho' netters 6-3 on the 
home courts. The loss lowers the 
season's record to 3-5. 

Les Bell was the only Sho'man 
able to capture a singles match. 
Bell, number one man for Coach 
John Wyatt, and senior Jerry 
Lambdin, lead the team in singles 
victories, each with five. Working 
as a doubles team, the two have 
been next to unbeatable, dropping 
only one of their six doubles 

The surprising success of a new- 
comer to the court sport, Ollie 
Beall, has player a major part in 
the team's improved record over 
last year's win-loss ratio at this 
point of the season. The Annapo- 
lis sophomore, who had never play- 
ed tennis until this year, has three 
wins in singles, and has teamed 
with Jack Dail to win their last 
three doubles. Their victories in 
the doubles against Mt. St. Mary's 
and Towson were the margins of 
victories as the Sho'men edged by 
the two opponents, 5-4, in. their 
other action last week. 

Coach Wyatt will take his team 
to Loyola on Wednesday and to 
American U. on the following day 
for their only matches this week. 



(Continued from page 2) 

real girl not like last year 

date pushed him off country 

club wharf even got fined 

for ruining fishing ball games 

providing all local entertainment 
.... best view from top of 
bleachers .... can see lacrosse 
team doing push-ups in their 

skivvies getting real good at 

it campus spring fever be- 
coming plague college joe .... 

excuse expression .... ostracized 

without bermudas will die 

first dimples in my knees 

hodson cement pourers made hor- 
rible mistake heavy meals 

you said foundation made 

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getting mvd to check age cards . . . 

place going to proverbial dogs 

must go write 4 term papers .... 
cant keep me here .... maroon and 
black bah humbug 

Stickmen Rip N.C. 

Washington College's lacrosse 
team came off the winner by a 19-4 
score against the University of 
North Carolina last Friday. The 
Sho'men took a 5-to-0 lead in the 
first quarter, then coasted to an, 
easy victory over the Tar Heels, 
who have won only two of seven 

Two Sho' stickmen, mid-fielder 
Joe Sievold and attackman Chuch 
Buck, scored six goals apiece. 
Attackman Hezzy Howard scored 
four goals and Mac Connell, Dick 
Watts and Bill Litsinger tallied 
one each. 

Freshmen Prospect 

(Continued from page 3) 

tion of "The Cocktail Party" 
and the Iceland expedition of 

No better choice could be made 
to break the tradition of "sports 
for and about men only" than 
Anna Lucy Allspach — the girl's 
Freshman prospect this week, and 
potentially the best girl athlete 
in W. C. in many a year. 

Sisk Tops Jays 

Saturday's baseball game against 
Johns Hopkins gave the Sho'men 
their seventh victory of the season, 
Ronnie Sisk pitched his second 
consecutive shutout and left the 
score at C to 0. Steve Mastrianna 
belted his third home run of the 
season in the third inning. Sisk 
allowed three hits, two walks, and 
struck out ten Jays. 

Hopkins now has a 5-5 overall 
and 5-2 record for the Mason-Dixon 
Conference. Washington College 
has a 7-1 overall and G-0 conference 


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(Continued from page 3) 
The sorority gals never let the 
Reid Hallers close the gap, coun- 
tering every Freshman goal with 
at least one of their own, as they 
built up their lead to the final 
score of 68-44 for the Freshmen's 
only loss. One of the deciding 
factors of the game was the 
Zeta's height advantage which 
enabled them to control the back- 
boards and intercept innumer- 
able Freshman passes. 

In third place in the final lea- 
gue standings was last year's 
champions, the AOPi's with three 
wins and two defeats. Following 
them were the Zeta B's, with a 
2-3 record, Alpha Chi, 1-4, and 
the Independents 0-5. 

After each game the referees 
gave a point rating to each of 


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of Patty O'Neill, which was played 
by Wanita Macmullen. Miss 
Macmullen was deft and sponta- 
neous, and excellently cast for the 
part of Patty, the engagingly in- 
coherent and indiscreet youngster 
who, though so naive, is yet 
plausible because she has her feet 
on the ground and manages to 
"figure things out". Miss Mac 
mullen, who accomplished without 
apparent effort the tour de force 
of being on stage almost con- 
stantly, turned in by far the best 
job of acting. 

The two principal male parts, 
obvious foils for Patty, serve to 
complete the triangle. Wayne 
Gruehn, as Donald Gresham, was 

mpletely at ease, looked the part, 
and played it convincingly, more so 
in the less strenuous scenes than 
elsewhere. The role, however, was 
not one that had much to offer him. 

Thirst stops here 

the players. These points are 
totaled at the end of the season 
and the three forwards and three 
guards with the highest totals are 
named to the honorary varsity 
and presented with white varsity 
sweaters with the English "W". 

Practice matches are now being 
held in badminton in preparation 
for the next intramural sport, 
which got underway last week. 

Final leaders in basketball are 
as follows: 

Most points, season : Allspach, 

Most points, 1 game: Reichlin, 

Most points, VS game: Middle- 
ton, 22, 

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Leo Gillis gave up three hits, 
walked one Towson player, and 
struck out five more in seven 
innings before turning the mound 
over to Tom Wells and Roy Hen- 
derson. The relief pitchers went 
an inning each and walked one, 
struck out two, and gave up two 
hits and no runs to leave the final 
score at 11 to 1 in favor of the 

West Chester Teachers College 
gave the previously undefeated 
Sho' nine their first drubbing at 
West Chester, Pa., last Friday. 
Dean Wood was the losing pitcher 
in the 13-2 defeat. The two runs 
are credited to Sam Spicer and 
Al Bernard, who hit a home xmn. 
Although it was the Shopmen's 
first loss of the season they re- 
main unbeaten in the Mason-Dixon 

Donald O wings did not seen 
entirely comfortable in the part of 
David Slater, and it was difficult 
to believe that, beneath his charm, 
he could be as cynical, worldly, 
and wicked as he was painted. 
One imagines that Mr. Owings 
himself may have been contemp- 
tuous of Slater, rather than amused 
by him. In any case, he did the 
business of the part well, and his 
performance had numerous droll 

Buddy Sparks, as Michael 
O'Neill, made his brief appearance 
with telling effect. 

The moon was blue, it may be 
said in conclusion, and everyone 
present enjoyed himself. Did the 
author intend anything more? 


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SATURDAY, MAY 21, 1955 

Graduation Exercises Are June Fifth 

Alumni Return 
Slated For 
June 4th 

The Washington College 
Alumni Association will hold 
its June Alumni Reunion at 
Chestertown, Saturday, June 
4. A June Reunion Commit- 
tee, headed by Fred W. 
Schroeter, '47, made arrange- 
ments for the annual affair. 

The major events will be 
the 4th annual gold tourna- 
ment, annual luncheon and 
business meeting, Women's 
League June Meeting, Presi- 
dent's Reception, Class Reun- 
ion Dinners, and the annual 
Alumni Dance. 

Registration In West Hall 

Registration for the various 
events will be at West Hall 
the day of the 4th. In the 
morning there will be a coffee 
hour for returning graduates, 
graduating seniors, faculty, 
and guests. 

Golf Tournament 

Starting at 10 a. m. will be 
the golf tournament at the 
Chester River Yacht and 
Country Club. Trophies will 
be awarded in the evening at 
the Alumni Dance. 

The annual luncheon and 
business meeting will be held 
at 12 noon in Hodson Dining 
Hall. Special Fifty- Year Cer- 
tificates will be awarded to 
members of the Class of 1905. 
who will be guests of the as- 
sociation at the luncheon. 
President Daniel Z 

(Continued On Page Four) 

Gibson Names 
Assistant To 
Women's Dean 

The appointment of Miss 
Mary G. Paget of Brighton, 
Massachusetts, as assistant 
dean of women has been an- 
nounced by Dr. Daniel Z. 
Gibson, president of the col- 

Miss Paget is a former Girl 
Scout executive who served 
as field director of the Evans- 
ville, Indiana, Scouts and sub- 
sequently as executive direc- 
tor of the Girl Scouts of Rhode 
Island. During World War II 
she served as an officer in the 
Naval Reserve, holding the 
rank of lieutenant, junior 

Miss Paget is a graduate of 
Simmons College, in Boston, 
Massachusetts, from which 
institution she also holds a 
master's degree in social work. 
She is now doing work in that 
field for the city of Washing- 
ton, D. C. 

Smoot Elected 
Over Sparks, 
Is President 

Roger Smoot copped next 

year's senior class presidency 

from Buddy Sparks in the 

Gibson I most important of the class 


^ers Get 

'Winnies' for 
Year's Work 

At the Washington Players' 
annual banquet, held this year at 
The Granary, the outstanding 
actors and actresses of the year 
were honored. The banquet, held 
last Friday, May 13, was the 
scene of the annual presentation of 
"Winnies", the awards for the 
various players and their out- 
standing work this year. 

The award for the Outstanding 
Actor went to Deac Owings, for 
his portrayal of Alex Gibbs in 
"Cocktail Party" ,Joan Vanik was 
chosen Outstanding Actress for her 
role of Gillian Holrayd in "Bell, 
Book and Candle",. Second prizes 
for outstanding acting went to 
Jack Daniel and Wanita Mac- 
Mullen, for their roles in "Bell, 
Book and Candle" and "The Moon 
is Blue", respectively. 

Special awards were presented 
to Roy Jones for staging, Mary- 
Ellen Baildon for properties, and 
Joe Keller for the Iceland Project. 
J. Aldo Gallo was awarded the 
Ryle Memorial Trophy. 

The E. Winifred Opgrande 
award for the outstanding play 
of the year* went to "Cocktail 
Party". The decision was made by 
the English Department of Wash- 
ington College. 

officer elections, which were 
completed Tuesday. 

Bob Fenkethman defeated 
Dick Farrow to become presi- 
dent of the rising junior class. 
Upcoming sophomore presi- 
dent will be Warner Andrews, 
who won over John Ebers- 

Other officers of the senior 
class are Bob Pickett, vice- 
president, defeating Bernie 
Mitchell; Marie Pasquarello, 
secretary, defeating Pat 
Browne; Sondra Duvall, treas- 
urer, defeating John Richey. 

New executives of the jun- 
ior class are Mike Kochek, 
veep; Mark Hoke, secretary; 
Sam Macera, treasurer. Los- 
ing candidates were Don Mes- 
senger, Carolyn Andrews and 
Sarah Sachse, respectively. 

Officers of the rising soph- 
omore class are Dick Lester, 
Betty Warren and Sandy Wal- 
lin. Betty Warren was unop- 
posed for secretary. The oth- 
ers were successful over Kakie 
Brackett for vice-president 
and Leslie Hoffmann for 

In the necessary primary 
elections, OUie Beall, Myra 
Bonhage and John Vaughn 
were eliminated from junior 
class president, vice-president 
and treasurer positions, re- 
spectively. Bob Shockley was 
defeated in his primary bid 
for sophomore president. 

Set Rules 
on Probation 
Of Students 

For the first time formally pre- 
scribing the rules of academic pro- 
bation, the faculty this week a- 
dopted the Academic Council's re- 
commendations, defining probation 
a period of trial, in which a 
student whose conduct, attendance, 
or scholarship has been unsatisfac- 
tory shall be given an opportunity 
to prove that he is able to meet the 
standards of the college," 

It was further declared that "a 
student may be placed on probation 
at any time . . . for unsatisfactory 
conduct, for unsatisfactory attend- 
ance, or for unsatisfactory scholar- 
ship in any course." According 
to the rules, decision for probation 
would originate with the Dean or 
upon recommendation by the Stu- 
dent-Faculty Disciplinary Commit- 

Policy on class cutting was stat- 
ed: "A student on probation shall 
be allowed no unexcused absences 
from classes or assembly, and shall 
not be restored to absence privi- 
leges until he is removed from the 
probation list." 

Quoting from the rules: "Pro 
motion shall be interpreted to re 
quire successive minimum cumu- 
lative indices of .4, .5, .6, .7, 
.9, 1.0." The point-four index 
would carry throughout the fresh- 
man year. Afterwards, the mini- 
mum index would rise with each 
semester the one-point being nec- 
essary for second semester seniors. 
Not much change was made in 
the rules, apparently, but they now 
have been explicitly stated and re- 

Speaker Is Frank Pace, 
Former Secretary Of Army 

The Commencement Address at Washington College's 173rd 
graduation on Sunday, June 5, will be given by Frank Pace, Jr., ex- 
ecutive vice-president of the General Dynamics Corporation. During 
the Korean conflict he was Secretary of the Army. 

Mr. Pace will be awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane 
Letters by the College at the graduation at 2:30 p.m. The honorary 
Doctor of Laws degree will be awarded to Milton Campbell, of Easton, 
one of the nation's leaders in the manufacture and standardization of 
drugs and pharmaceuticals. 

Director Of 
Orchestra To 
Speak Here 

New Council 
Meets, Forms 

With the appointment of the in- 
dividual committees of the Stu- 
dent Council, the newly elected 
officers of that body held their first 
meeting on Tuesday evening, May 
17. Ralph Laws, the new presi- 
dent, appointed the committees of 
the student council at this time. 

Other officers present at the 
meeting were the new vice-presi- 
dent, Bill Warner; secretary, Anna 
Lucy Allspach, and the new treas- 
urer, Roy Pippin. These four 
officers have all had previous ex- 
perience with the student council. 

Elected as representative from 
the rising senior class were Jack 
Winkler and Barbara Mershon. 
As the juniors did not select any 
representatives, Laws appointed 
Nancy Jalbert and Carol Knise- 
ley in these capacities. As rep- 
resentatives of the rising sopho- 
more class, the present freshmen 
elected Tom Elmore and Bob Col- 
born. The new freshman class 
will elect representatives next year 
at the beginning of the second 

President Laws appointed the 
following one-person committees: 
Elmore, By-Laws; Jalbert, Ac- 
counts; Winkler, Social; Colborn, 
Elections; Kniseley, Judicial; Mer- 
shon, Complaints and Recommen- 

Speeding on U. S. streets and 
highways last year killed 12,: 
men women and children. 

Baccalaureate Service 

Dr. John Boyer Noss, head of 
the department of Philosophy at 
Kranklin and Marshall College in 
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, will 
address the graduating class at a 
morning Baccalaureate ceremony. 
Served In Air Force 
Mr. Pace began his career in 
public service following his gradu- 
ation from Howard Law School 
in 1936. "He then became Assistant 
District Attorney for the State of 
Arkansas. In 1938 Mr. Pace be- 
came General Counsel for the 
Arkansas State Department of 
Revenue. During World War II 
he served in the Air Force, and 
following the war held various 
positions in government, including 
that of Director of the Bureau of 
the Budget. 

Former Secretary Of The Army 
In 1950 Mr. Pace was appointed 
Secretai-y of the Army by Presi- 
dent Truman. He was responsible 
for the Army's rapid expansion to 
meet the emergency of the Korean 
War and held this office for the 
emainder pf the Truman admini- 

Joined General Dynamics 
Mr. Pace joined the General 
Dynamics Corporation in 1953. 
The world's first atomic-powered 
submarine, the "USS Nautilus", 
was built by this concern in its 
Electric Boat Division yard in 

Prior to its merger with General 
Dynamics in 1954, the Consolidated 
Vultee Aircraft Corporation had 
Mr. Pace as vice-chairman of the 
board of directors. The B-36 in- 
tercontinental bomber, the delta- 
winged F-102 jet, and the VTO 
(vertical take-off) fighter are 
produced by Convair. 

The Washington College Canter 
bury Club will be host to Howard 
Mitchell, director of the National 
Symphony Orchestra in Washing- 
ton, D. C. this Sunday, May 22. 

There will be an evening vespers 
service at St. Paul's Church at 
5:00 P. M. Following the service 
is a banquet supper prepared by 
the ladies of the parish. The 
charge for this supper is sixty 
cents, and after the meal Mr. 
Mitchell will speak, answering any 
questions the students might have. 

As membership in the Canter- 
bury Club is by attendence, anyone 
may go to the supper, but should 
either contact Pete Burbage, the 
President, or sign the list in the 
snack bar. Departure will be from 
in front of Reid Hall at 4:30 on 

The Inter-Fraternity Council 
elected officers at the last 
meeting of the year, naming 
Pete Long president, Ralph 
Laws, vice-president; Jack 
Hunter, secretary, and George 
Hanst treasurer. 

Song Fest Won By Zetas 
And Phi Sig's Last Friday 

Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority 
and Phi Sigma Kappa Fra- 
ternity were the winners of 
the 4th Annual Song Fest, held 
Friday, May 13. 

Dr. Daniel Z. Gibson intro- 
duced each group, their selec- 
tion, and announced the win- 
ners. Alpha Chi Omega sang 
the required song for girls, 
"Swing Low", and as their 
own choice, "Tea For Two". 
They were led by Janice Ed- 
wards. The men's required 
song, "Cool Water", was sung 
by Phi Sigma Kappa, plus 
their choice, "Serenade", from 
"Student Prince". Jack Wink- 
ler led the group. 

Zeta Tau Alpha, next on the 
program, sang "£wing Low" 
and "So In Love". Sondra 

Duvall directed the Zetas. 
"Cool Water", with Roy Mac- 
Donald rendering the word 
"water", plus their rendition 
of "September Song" were 
sung by the Kappa Alphas. 
Pete Long directed the KA's. 
Alpha Omicron Pi then con- 
cluded the program with 
"Swing Low" and "Calm As 
The Night", directed by Lynn 

While waiting for the judg- 
es, Mrs. E. Foster, Mrs. Wood- 
all, and Mrs. Keecher, all of 
the Kent County Public 
School System, k> decide the 
winners of the men's and wo- 
men's trophies, the audience 
sang the "Alma Mater" and 
"Dixie." Aldo Gallo then led 
them in "The Ship Titanic." 



SATURDAY, MAY 21, 1955 


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Praise The Seniors 

With exams and commencement hurtling upon us, forcing 
us to notice them, we are induced to succumb to them and 
forget any pleas for school betterment. And so, amid thoughts 
of grueling tests and eventual triumph for the Seniors, we 
do abandon any reforms, and think about Seniors and gradu- 

For the Seniors, their eighth and last examining period 
will be tough, as usual, and they will finish it with much 
worry, knowing they still cannot become favorably ac- 
customed to finals. 

Then will follow a glorious week as the Seniors celebrate 
in an it's-all-all-over-but-the-shouting manner. During this 
glorious week they will own the world, and deservedly so. 
They will expect, and should get, the adoration of the whole 
school, for they will seem to be at the pinnacles of their 
careers, inspiring reverence as awesome Graduation Seniors. 
Perhaps in this week each Senior will review his whole 
college experience, evaluating friends, classes, good times. 
He will recognize his failures, applaud his triumphs, and look 
for ways to improve himself. 

As the Great Day of commencement arrives, perhaps 
Seniors will see the occasion as an entry into a broadened 
life, not as an exit from four richly filled year. 

We who remain know that this Senior class of 1955 will 
bring only credit to Washington College. As the Seniors 
look forward to a fuller life, we add our commendations for a 
good start made here, and our best wishes for future success. 

On A Senior 

The outstanding senior for this 
issue is a recent Oscar winner, 
Joan Vanik. Joan has been ac- 
tive ill the Washington Players 
since she arrived on* campus from 
Towson four years ago. In ad- 
dition to back-stage work, she has 
had major parts in "Cocktail 
Party", "Harvey", and in "Bell, 
Book, and Candle", the role for 
which she was awarded the Oscar 
as Best Actress of the Year. 

In addition to dramatics, Joan is 
also a sports enthusiast, partici- 
pating in girls' field hockey and 
basketball, making the varsity 
teams and cheer-leading for four 
years, serving as captain this year. 
During her career at W. C, Joan 
has been president of the Art Club, 
vice-president of the Newman Club, 

How To Study For Finals 


Dear Sir: 

It's surprising how many stu- 
dents on campus have complained 
that there is nothing to do. Sure, 
we all "gripe" about things. That's 
considered natural on almost any 
college campus. 

But before graduating, there is 
one particular complaint that I 
have. This time (wonder of won- 
ders ! ) it's about the students. 
(No, I'm not a member of the 
Booster Club.) 

The Washington Players for 
years have been producing very 
creditable plays. Used to be, one 
wouldn't think of missing a show. 
This year, we hit a new low in at- 
tendance. "Bell Book and Can- 
dle", the first play of the year, 
running two nights, totaled liO 
people; the second show, "The 
Cocktail Party", averaged 130 
people for three nights; and the 
last show of the year, "The Moon 
is Blue", drew 198 during its two 
night stand. What a far cry from 
two or three years ago when the 
average attendance at each play 
was two to three hundred! The 
student enrollment is 355 — and 
remember some of that attendance 
is from the town and the faculty. 
So is this decrease the fault of 
the Players? 

According to those who did at- 
tend the three performances this 
year, they were great! Our shows 
were good enough to give us a 
national rating (Alpha Psi Omega 
Dramatic Fraternity) , and the 
faculty applauded our efforts, too. 

Numerous excuses are offered — 
"I'm broke"; "Saw the movie"; 
"Have to study"; "Can spend $.80 
at the Bird better" ; and other 
vague reasons. This vagueness, 
however, does not help the Players 
to uphold the financial burden of 
producing three fine shows a year. 

With this "gripe" of mine goes 
a suggestion. As you read this, 
don't exclude yourself. I suggest 
that, beginning next year, every 
student plan on supporting the 
productions on campus. Don't go 
as an obligation, but rather for 

Empty Shoes 

There will be many empty shoes 
next September for the students 
at W. C. The old saying says that 
no one is indispensable but: 

Who will fill Bill Barnett's 
shoes, Sondra? 

Can Bergen be replaced, Smitty? 

How about the track team with- 
out Lew Buckley? 

Where will Marie be — no Jack? 

What will the Players do with- 
out Joan Vanik, Bobbie Delaney 
and Melon? 

Poor Buddy Sparks — many 
week-ends at home, huh? 

The chem lab will never be the 
same without Rosie. 

Who will run the library after 
Deacon leaves? 

The lacrosse team will miss Park- 

Who will Dr. Anderson torment 
when Dave Humphries and George 
Stanton leave? 

Who will take over the fort on 
the front steps of Hodson and 
tease the co-ed6 when Steve de- 
serts the campus? 

Who will fill FIRST the va- 
cancy left by Tommy Bounds, on 
the Reid Hall couch? 

Even if all empty shoes were 
filled they could never be a re- 
placement for each of these people 
and the rest of the seniors. W. C. 
will miss them all very much and 
we hope that they will come back 
often and coach from the side- 
lines all the up and coming as- 
pirants to the final and ultimate 

your own enjoyment. The Wash- 
ington Players can guarantee you 
won't be disappointed! 

Joan Vanik 

Twenty-four per cent of all 
drivers involved in fatal auto 
accidents in the U. S. last year 
were under 25 years old. 

secretary for her class for three 
years, Reunion chairman, library 
assistant, S. G. A. representative, 
and reporter for the Elm and the 
Pegasus. A member of Zeta Tau 
Alpha, Joan has served as Rush 
Chairman, vice-president, and Pan- 
Hellenic delegate. She was chosen 
K. A. Rose this year. Because of 
her participation in so many ac- 
tivities, Joan can be found in 
"Who's Who in American Col- 
leges and Universities". 

In the academic field she majors 
in sociology and minors in educa- 
tion. After graduation Joan plans 
to marry John Grim, a '53 gradu- 
ate, and move to Arkansas. 


' I ♦ ♦ ♦ 

well . . . here we are ... 15 days 
till the final blow . . . seniors com- 
pletely out of it ... especially 
ones with assembly overcuts . . . 
irony of it all ... can make up 
2 cuts with baccalaureate and com- 
mencement . . . humphrey needs 
28 ... just hasn't had heart 
it . . . zach wants sga to help keep 
up assembly attendance next year 
. . . have nothing to lose zach . . . 
and laws should be an inspiration 
to you . . - fools . . , business in 
library shows big pickup . . . pes- 
tilential term paper time . . . how- 
ever . . . best business still done 
in stacks . . . for people who can't 
get to beach . . . meigs might pro- 
vide sand on third floor even . . . 
and chaperones of course . . . ex- 
ams . . . bah . . . somebody must 
ask for small revision in schedule 

can't let erm down . . . kept 
waiting for some joker to ask for 
monday off ... would be fun to 
watch . . . memories . . . will some- 
day write poem about easter 1965 

more exciting than 1916 . . . 
joe wants more frosh advisors ... 
next class will be bigger and bet- 
ter ... as usual . . . why do they 
always turn out to be fugitives 
from letchworth village . . . even 
attracting rosewood girls now . . . 
think they're going to live in min- 
nie martin ... must come back to 
see old alma mater . . . new wo- 
mans warden is ex-marine . . . can 
see coed lovelies being marched to 
breakfast at 6 am . . . hodson . . . 
will house snack bar far from dis- 
traction of classes . . . and such 
academic trivialities . . . dont know 
about new field house . . . big dance 
floor . . . will eliminate necessity 
Continued on Page 4 

Exams, especially in the spring, 
are relatively simple. They need 
n<St cause such pangs of anxiety 
as first semester finals. You see, 
there are several factors in your 
favor. Remember, the professors 
are by now just as lazy as you are 
and are completely bored by this 
whole exam business. They have 
so much written junk piled up on 
their desks that they'll never read 
t all, so just forget about those 
overdue term papers and book re- 
ports. Also, if you've lasted here 
this long, the administration is 
sure to let you come back next 
year. After all, we havp to fill the 
dorms and the larger dining hall, 
Only Seniors can flunk this year! 

But since you have to go through 
this ordeal next week, you might 
as well do it in the easiest and 
most effective way. Here are 
some helpful hints: 

1. Don't take any courses that 
have 8:00 finals. If when check- 
ing the exam schedule, you find 
you are carrying some of these 
courses, drop them immediately, 
for this is the one week of the 
school year when you can sleep 
late. Take advantage of it! 

2. About food: Don't eat in the 
dining hall. They have to get rid 
of all their scraps during finals. 
Lots of potatoes, peaches, and 
noodles will be served. Forget 
about breakfast; it's a half hour 
before dawn next week. Eat out 
or stock up on canned delicacies 
(sardines, peanut butter, crackers, 
vienna sausages, and pickles) and 
dine in your room like a gourmet. 

3. Use your old blue books as 
study guides. You have an ad- 

vantage if they're all D's and F's 
because you know what you've 
written is all wrong and you don't 
even have to study it. Your notes 
are usually a pretty good review 
(if you have any). Those you 
jotted down the days you went to 
sleep in class are best. The text- 
book is a good thing to study, but 
it's too long to worry about, so 
just sleep on it. Some of the 
info may seep through. 

4. For the atmosphere most con- 
ducive to effective study, you must 
go off campus. You will find that 
you can study best sitting on the 
beach at Betterton or Tolchester, 
handy-six at your side, book open 
before you, reading between games 
of bridge or touch football. Be- 
sides, you can get a good suntan, 

5. Now don't study at night. 
After working so hard all day, you 
need to take a break and relax for 

while. Next day, if you're a 
little hazy on an exam essay ques- 
tion, write down the plot of the 
movie you saw the night before. 
The prof marking your final will 
like to take a break, too. After 
(Continued on page 4) 

ME, OH, MY! 


Wonder why 

I always seem 

To never ever dream 

That so much time has yet gone by. 

So much to do that I could die 

I guess my only chance 

To save my pants 

Is, by dam, 

To cram! 

Culture Corner 

With the close of another year 
we will include here the various 
improvements now being made for 
you lucky people who are coming 
back. The most important, of 
cou rse, is the drive-in movie to 
be located in the parking lot be- 
hind Hodson. The screen will be 
up against the new dining hall ex- 
tension, and the big outdoor the- 
atre should help to keep the stu- 
dents here on M'eek-ends. Only 
top films will be shown, of course. 

The next, though not as im- 
portant, has sentimental value for 
all of us. It has finally been dis-- 
closed that a mate for lovable old 
Albert has been found, and that 
lucky lady beast is being shipped 
here by Frank Buck. (No rela- 
tion to Chuck.) 

How about John Ford signing 
to film a sequel to "The Long 
Gray Line" here, with old Eli 
playing the lead in acting out his 
memorable career of aide and con- 
fidant to so many illustrious alum- 

Next year all the two-credit his- 
tory courses will drop their out- 
side assignments and only keep the 
4,000,000 pages of text and sup- 
plementary novels and articles and 
speeches and anything else done 
for extra credit in one's leisure 

The Speech Department will 
have to put bars on the windows 
of Ferguson and have the building 
raised six stories to keep attend- 
ance up during the coming year. 

With the return of certain s'tu- 
dents who will be legally able to 
ndulge, the Student Government 
will issue supplementary honor 
cards which will be punched by a 
representative if the student is 
naughty. This is the first step in 
the return of the honor system. 
Three punches and the ticket be- 
comes void! 

Several members of the Adven- 
ture Club will be gone — the pres- 

ident and his big-nosed friend. 
But they will always be remem- 
bered as being ready to turn up for 
a trip anywhere at any time. It 
is rumored that the Adventure 
Club fad is spreading all over 
the country, and the clubs may re- 
place fraternities. No dues or in- 
itiation fees. 

Next year, the classes usually 
held on Monday will be switched to 
the following Tuesday, and that 
day's classes will be moved to the 
Thursday assembly period, allow- 
ing no classes before Friday. The 
students will then riot, causing 
the president to call off Friday's 
lasses, but all will receive cuts 
for Saturday, which they forgot 
bout in the first place, and spring 
vacation will be fouled up again 

Thi usual term papers will be 
shortened to 5x7 cards, 300,000 
thick, typed!! But no footnotes, 
just more cards with bibliogra- 

'ihe library will be closed everv 
evening, but the stacks will open 
at 7:00 as usual. Only next year 
this may be just a girls' school if 
the trade with St. Johns goes 
through, so who cares p.bmt the 
stacks? Silly! 

The students who scribble on 
lavatory walls will be photographed 
by an ingenious device installed 
in these places, and culprits ap- 
prehended will be confronted 
sections of the wall in the Dean's 
office. Vandalism will be stamped 
out despite the effects on the en- 

Every subject will have semi- 
nar due to the excellent papers 
prepared by this year's Political 
Science seminar class. It certain- 
ly was an enlightening year!!! 

Last of all, the exchanging of 
pins will be completely abolished 
by the new ruling allowing girls 
to join fraternities and earn the 
pins the right way. 

SATURDAY, MAY 21, 1955 



Catholic U. Blanked 
8-0 and 2-1 In Twin Bill 

Washington College, held to only 
two hits until the seventh inning, 
came from behind to top Catholic 
University, 2-1, in the second game 
of a double-header on May 17, at 
Kibler Field. Arnie Sten coasted 
to his third win of the season in 
the opener, defeating the Cardi- 
nals, 8-0, on a three-hitter. 

The Sho'men were stopped for 
six innings in the second game by 
Jim Balint, C. U.'s big right-hand- 
er. With two out in the seventh, 
Tommy Bounds soeked a single, 
stole second, and advanced to third 
on Bob Jones' single. After Jones 
made a successful steal to second, 
pinch-hitter Leo Gillis' grounder 
went through the infield to score 
Bounds and Jones with the win 
ning tallies. 

Balint, who hurled both ends of 
the twin-bill, appeared strong un- 
til the seventh when Sho'men bats 
came alive. 

Tom Wells, relieving starter 
Dean Wood in the seventh, set the 
Cards down with one hit and re- 
ceived credit for his second win 
of the season. 

In the opener, Sten, in chalking 
up his second shutout, allowed only 

three hits and struck out seven 
Cardinal batters. 

The Sho'men scored in every in- 
ning except the third, when they 
were set down in order. Bounds 
led off the game with a single, 
stole second, and advanced to third 
Al Bernard's roller. He scored 
Barry Burns' sacrifice fly to 
left. Herm Schmidt tripled to left 
and scored on Lou Borbely's single. 
With one out in the second 
frame, Vic Collier doubled, Sten 
and Bounds drew bases on balls, 
and Bernard drove a long fly to 
center, scoring Collier. .Hurle 
Sten got in the hitting act in the 
fourth inning with a single to 
right and scored on an infield er- 
ror. Schmidt and Borbely led off 
the fifth with singles and both 
scored on Collier's second hit of 
the game. Al Bernard's two-run 
homer, a blast to left-center in 
the sixth, closed out the scoring. 

Sten was in complete command 
of the game. The only Catholic 
U. hits were singles in the first, 
third and sixth innings, and of the 
scratch variety. Only one Cardi- 
nal batter reached third and he 
was left stranded. 

W. Maryland 
Wins Comedy 
Of Errors 

Western Maryland took advan- 
tage of eight Washington College 
errors to hand the Sho'men their 
first Mason-Dixon Conference de- 
feat, 11-7, at Kibler Field on May 

Both teams were shoddy in the 
field and both starting mounds- 
men appeared to have trouble find- 
ing the plate. Leo 'Gillis did not 
have the pinpoint control that he 
displayed early in the season as he 
walked five and was behind the 
count on the batters too often. 
Lambert, the Lions' starter, walked 
(Continued on page 4) 

Sho 5 Nine Beats American 
U. 8-0 and 12-6 In Pair 

Washington- College defeated to score Collier, 


by Wayne Gruehn 

Buckley Wins 
In M-D Race 

American Universtiy twice in a 
double-header on the Eagles' field 
May 12. The score of the first 
game was 8-0, and 12-6 for the 

Arnold Sten pitched a six-hit 
shutout, his second straight win 
of the season, for the Sho'men. 

First baseman Lou Borbely, 
batted in four runs in the second 
and third innings of the first 

Borbely, right fielder Roger 
Smoot, and catcher Vic Collier, 
got to first base on balls in the 
sixth. Sten drove in Borbely, 
leaving the bases loaded with none 
away. Smoot stole home 
pitcher's error while Collier and 
Sten moved up a base. Right 
fielder Al Bernard walked and 
loaded the bases again, and short- 1 
stop Barry Burns sacrificed out | 

Tom Weils pitched the first 
two innings and the top of the 
third of the second game before 
turning the mound over to Dean 
Wood. Wells gave up one un- 
earned run and one hit. 

The Sho' team's big inning in 
the night-cap was the third. They 
collected six runs on four hits and 
two walks. 

With two away and Burns on 
second, Sam Spicer hit a two-bag- 
ger to drive in Burns. Borbely 
and Smoot drew walks to fill the 
bases. Catcher Bob Jones was 
hit by a pitched ball, forcing in 
another run. Second baseman 
Shelly Goodman, pinch-hitting for 
Wells, drove in two more runs 
with a double. Mort Lenane 
scored Jones and Goodman with 

triple to center. 

Sunday, June 5th, will bring to a close four years of col- 
lege for the class of 1955. As yours truly will be among them, 
I would like to dedicate my last column to some classmates, 
who in my opinion contributed greatly, not only to the world 
of sports, but more important, to the reputation of good 

Alphabetically, Shelly Bader heads the list by being a 
member of he Middle-Atlantic Conference Soccer Champions 
for this year. Bill Barnett is next on the list as having played 
varsity Soccer and Lacrosse for four years and for the most 
part, regularly. Basketball Captain Jack Bergen is another 
senior who looks back on four years of varsity membership. 
As we know, he rounded out his last year in-^the court game 
as the state and Mason-Dixon Conference high scorer. Tom 
Bounds has been a long standing member of the soccer and 
baseball squads. Baseball had just returned to the campus in 
our freshman year, and Tom held down a short-stop's job, 
somewhat different from his present outfield position. In 
this, his final year, Tom has Captained the Mason-Dixon 

A boy who has hustled on the lacrosse squad for four 
years has been Ken Bourn. Although having acclaimed no 
fame in the Indian game, Ken has showed his love and interest 
each and every season. 

Lew Buckley started his running half way through his 
college career, and sorry are we that he waited until then. In 
his junior and senior years, Lew set records in both cross- 
country and track. As Captain of the hill and dale sport last 
fall, he holds the title of Mason-Dixon Champion for this 

Al Hanifee has always been an ardent soccer participant; 
'Continued on page 4) 

Lew Buckley, lanky blond sen- 
ior from Amenia, N. Y., outdis- 
tanced runners from 12 colleges 
and universities to take first place 
in the two-mile run of the twen- 
tieth annual Mason-Dixon Confer- 
ence track meet held May 14 at 
Catholic University. 

Buckley ran the sloppy course 
in ten minutes and 7.9 seconds. 
The only other event the Sho'men 
placed in was the one-mile relay, 
in which they ran fifth. 

Roanoke was top team with 62.1 
points. Hampden-Sydney was 
runner-up with 32. . Washington 
College finished in eighth place. 

One standing conference record, 
reported as broken in the Baltimore 
Sun of May 15 by Catholic Uni- 
versity, was the one-mile relay 
3:25.8. The old record of 3:25.04, 
set by Washington College in 1950, 
still stands. 

In the semi-finals on May 13, 
Frank Favo of Catholic U. set a 
new record for the 440-yard dash 
in 49.5 seconds. The old record 
for this event, 49.9 seconds, was 
established for Washington College 
by Larry Brandenburg in 1949. 


By Dixie Walker 

Herman Schmidt broke out of a 
prolonged batting slump with his 
long triple on his third trip to the 
plate in the fifth inning of the 
Western Maryland contest. He fol- 
lowed with another hit, a single, 
in the seventh frame, Herm was 
hitting only .176 prior to his three- 
bagger. . . Lou Borbely continues 
to lead the club in the RBI de- 
partment with thirteen, while 
Schmidt is second with ten tallies 
driven across. 

A shoulder injury has knocked 
second baseman Shelly Goodman 
from the lineup for the remainder 

Stickmen Beat Loyola, 9 - 8 
Bow 17-3 To Ml Washington 

Mt. Washington 

The Sho' lacrosse team held Mt. 
Washington to a 1-1 tie in the first 
quarter last Saturday, but lost to 
the Hillmen, 17 to 3. 

Mid-fielder Joe Seivold tied the 
score for the Clarkmen in the first 
period. But Mt. Washington, un- 
defeated since 1953, scored six goals 

the second quarter to establish 
a 7-1 half time lead. 

The Sho'men recovered briefly 
in the third quarter. Seivold and 
attackman Hezzy Howard scored 
two quick goals. But the Hillmen 
tallied six times and the score at 
the end of the third frame was 

In the fourth period, Mt. Wash- 
ington scored six more goals, re- 
peating their second quarter per- 
formance. It was the Hillmen's 
sixth straight victory. 

Scoring: Washington College — 
Seivold (2), Howard (1). Mt. 


Washington College's lacrosse 
team defeated Loyola College, 9 to 
8, at Evergreen May 12, by scoring 
two goals in an overtime period. 

The Clarkmen grabbed the lead 
in the first quarter and the Loy- 
olans trailed until the fourth per- 
iod. With the score 7 to 5, mid- 
fielder Ed Bair accidentally kicked 
the ball into his own goal, thus 
scoring for Loyola. The Loyolans 
quickly scored to tie the game 7-7 
at the end of the fourth frame. 

Loyola scored one goal in the 
overtime period and the Sho'men 
scored twice to leave the final score 
9 to 8. 

Washington College 3 12 1 2—9 
Loyola College 2 10 4 1—8 

Washington — Brent, Fewster (3), 

Adams (3), Smith (2), Hillary 

(2), Peacock (2), Watson (2), 
Kiegler, Corrigan. 



by Jerry Yudizky 

of the season. His absence will be 
felt as he was just beginning to 
find the range at the plate. His 
three hits in the American Uni- 
versity double-header raised his av- 
erage from an anemic .222 to .277. 

Arnie Sten, who has a 3-0 pitch- 
ing record, has yielded only three 
runs in his three complete games 
and one relief chore. 

Bob Jones, who figured to be a 
reserve catcher when the season 
opened, has seen considerable ac- 
tion as Vic Collier's understudy. 
Bob revealed his clutch value in 
the Catholic U. game when he hit 
a two-out single to set the stage 
for Leo Gillis' game winning 
grounder through the infield. Jones 
tallied the winning run. 

Barry Burns was also a dan- 
gerous man in the clutch through- 
out the season. His steady .321 
batting mark and spectacular field- 
ing have placed him high in the 
esteem of Sho'men fans. 

Coach Kibler almost decided to 
field a starting line-up made up 
of all pitchers ... he figured that 
way they would all get to know 
what it is like to be in a game . . . 
also, they should all be able to 
throw perfect strikes to the bases 
to nab the runners. 

Knew "Big Steve" wasn't ex- 
actly the youngest member of the 
student body, but I didn't realize 
he was old enough to have such a 
1-o-v-e-l-y family . . . The biggest 
fan club on the Eastern Shore is 
the Mastrianna kids rooting for 
their "Daddy". 

The umps will often dust off 
home plate after a swinging strike 
. . . That proves they are confused 
and don't know what's going on . . 
It's not the pitcher who can't see 
the plate — it's the batter who 
can't find the ball. 

Using the figures of the Reid 
Hall gals for figuring with, it 
figures that they could give the 
Middle Hallers a good battle in a 
swimming match . . . The Frosh 
are still getting their practice at 
watchful eyes of their Reid Hall 
Un-collegiate Activities Commit- 
tee - screened - and-investigated 

Netmen Split Final Matches 

On Wednesday the Washington 
College tennis team suffered a dis- 
astrous 9-0 loss to Loyola, the 
strongest team the conference has 
seen in many years. 

The only highlights of the match 
from Washington College's view- 
point were two 3-set matches by 
Les Bell, who lost to Loyola's Hal- 
ley in a grueling two and a half 
hour match, 3-6, 8-6, 10-8; and 
by Jerry Lambdin, who lost a two 
hour match 3-6, 8-G, 6-2,. 

The following day John Wyatt 
and his team traveled to Wash- 
ington, D. C, where they met 
American University in nine 
matches. Although Washington 
College won this one by an im- 
pressive 8-1 score, the match 
proved to be full of thrills and 
excitement, with 6 matches going 
three sets. 

In the number one position, Ls 
Bell won 6-3, 5-7, 6-3. Again in 
number two spot Jerry Lambdin 
set back his American U. oppon- 
ent 6-3, 4-6, 6-3. Ollie Beall, who 
has shown the most improvement 
this season, won over the num- 
ber three position 6-4, 5-7, 7-5. 

Jack Dail, playing the number 
four spot, gave his finest perform- 
ance of the season by defeating 
Lester 6-1, 6-3. The singles events 
were finished up and the match 
won when George Hanst came 
through with a long 4-6, 6-1, 7-5 
victory over Hersch. 

With the doubles a matter of 
formality, Lambdin and Bell went 
on to win 6-3, 6-2; Dail and Beall 
winning by 6-3, 6-3 and Sharp 
and Bartow rounded out the doub- 
les matches by a 4-6, 6-3, 8-6 vic- 

Blue Birds Ahead In Softball 

By Chuck Covington 

' Those loud, blood-curdling crys 
that have been recurring from 
Kibler Field after supper the past 
weeks are not from returning In- 
dians. They belong to the play- 
ers in the Intramural Softball 

What a league it has been this 
year. The pitching has been the 
fastest and the best it has been 
for a long time, and the upsets 
were many. 

As an example of the competi- 

tion of the league, last year's 
Champions, Theta Chi, who were 
expected to repeat the feat again 
this year, are in third place, tied 
with a much underrated Indepen- 
dent team. Phi Sigma Kappa, who 
up to Tuesday evening was sit- 
ting neatly in a playoff berth, was 
dropped out by an inspired Black 
Jack team. 

The terrors of the league are 
the Blue Birds, who finished the 
regular season with a splendid 7-0 
(Continued on page 4) 



SATURDAY, MAY 21, 1955 

Dance Held By 
Sororities At 
Country Club 

The annual Inter- Sorority 
Dance was held last night, Fri- 
day, May 29, at the Chester 
River Yacht and Country Club 
from 9 P. M. to 1 A. M- 

Music was furnished by 
Paul Frederick's Band and 
each sorority chose a special 
song to be played during the 
evening. Zeta Tau Alpha se- 
lected "For All We Know"; 
Alpha Chi Omega, "My Won- 
derful One"; and Alpha Omi- 
cron Pi, "Kiss Me Again". 
Tickets cost each girl $3.00. 

Democrats Plan 

The Young Democrats at their 
last regular meeting on Tuesday, 
May 10 made some plans for the 
coming fall semester. These in 
elude an assembly tentatively set 
for sometime in October with a 
prominent speaker and a party 
for incoming Freshmen. Since 
next year is an important election 
year there has been some discussion 
concerning a mock election to 
stimulate interest. The group is 
planning to have representatives 
on campus during Freshman week 
in order to encourage the incoming 
students to participate actively. 

Bermudas Taboo For Dates 

Bermuda shorts are considered 
"decent wearing apparel" at South- 
ern Methodist University, accord- 
ing to school officials, but the dean 
of women turned thumbs down on 
the attire when it comes to dates 

The college paper, SMU Campus 
quoted the dean as saying Ber- 
muda shorts are just another fad, 
and that if girls were not allowed 
to come into dormitory living 
rooms in shorts, the rule should 
also apply to men. 

ZTA Initiates 

On Monday night the annual 
Initiation Banquet of Zeta 
Tau Alpha was held at the 
Granary, celebrating the ini- 
tiation of seven pledges — An- 
na Lucy Allspach, Kakie 
Brackett, Norma Jean Dele- 
van, Leslie Hoffmann, Caro- 
lyn Walls, and Treeva Wis- 
hart. The seventh initiate was 
Mrs. Preston P. Heck, new ad- 
visor for Gamma Beta Chap- 
ter, a national honor initiate. 

How To Study 

{Continued from page 2) 
all, he won't have time to catch 
the flicks. 

6. If you're on the baseball team, 
just forget about finals. Surely, 
if school officials schedule one or 
two games a day every day in the 
month of May, excepting Sundays, 
certainly they don't expect you to 
do anything but play baseball and 
rest up during finals! 

Hope these few hints will help 
you. Now, just remember! Don't 
get shook about finals. They don't 
mean a thing, and the only thing 
you get out of them is grades. This 
exam week coming up is going to 
be the best week of the year. Just 
loaf, get lots of sleep, and beach 
it up, taking a couple hours out 
once in a while to scribble in those 
blue books. You'll have a won- 
derful time. I wish I could be here 
to enjoy it all with you, but you 
see, I flunked out last spring! 


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Howard Leads 
Stick Offense 

Scoring eighteen goals and as- 
sisting on thirty, John (Hezzy) 
Howard, junior from Annapolis, 
Maryland, led the Washington 
College Lacrosse offensive in the 
season just concluded. Two Fresh- 
men, however, tallied more goals. 
Joe Seivold, midfielder, and Chas. 
Buck, attackman, scored twenty- 
two goals each. Scoring was con- 
centrated in these three men, as 
Washington tallied 79 goals in ten 

On the other end of the field, 
John Parker at goal had a total of 
225 saves in ten games, or an 
average of 22.6 per game. His 
one-game high was in the first 
of the year as he made 47 saves 
against Navy which defeated the 
Shoreman 13-4. Parker, All- 
America Honorable Mention in 
1954, has an excellent chance of 
higher rating in 1955 as well as an 
almost certain invitation to play 
for the South in the annual North- 
South game. Howard fell below 
his national leadership of 1954 
when he had 51 assists. He like- 
wise has a fine chance of highe: 
rating than his All-America 
mention in 1954. 

Winning four of nine collegiate 
games and losing also to national 
open champion, Mt. Washington, 
Washington took decisions over 
Swarthmore, Delaware, North 
Carolina, and Loyola, while losing 
to Hofstra, Baltimore, Washington 
and Lee, and Navy. In an eight- 
year span since Lacrosse was 
reactivated in 1948, the Washington 
College team has won a total of 67 
collegiate games and lost 21. 
Against colleges and clubs, the 
Shoremen have won a total of 69 
and lost 29. 


(Continued from page 3) 
record. Right on their heels is 
Kappa Alpha with a 6-1 record. 
As this paper goes to press, the 
four top teams are in the play- 
offs. From them should come some 
of the best games of the season. 
Final Standings 




Blue Birds 



Kappa Alpha 




Theta Chi 








Phi Sig. K. 




Black Jacks 




Lambda Chi 



















































Parker 225 saves in ten games 

Schiebel 3 saves in one game 

New Doctor 

The appointment of Robert W. 
Farr M. D., as Washington Col- 
lege physician, has been announced 
by Dr. Daniel Z. Gibson, president 
of the college. Dr. Farr will re- 
place Dr. Oskar Gulbrandsen, who 
resigned the post to take further 
medical studies. Dr. Farr is a 
graduate of Washington College 
Class of 1929. 


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W. Maryland Wins 

{Continued from page 3) 
six in only four and one-third in 

The Sho'men scored first in the 
second inning. With two out, Shel- 
ly Goodman reached first on i 
fielder's choice and scored on Tom 
my Bounds' single. 

Western Maryland countered 
with three tallies in the third by 
virtue of three Sho'men errors, 
two walks, and a wild pitch. 

The Kiblermen scored again in 
the fourth when Lou Borbely came 
across on Vic Collier's sacrifice 
fiy. In the fifth, the Sho' nine 
touched off a four run rally to 
jump into the lead. Bounds led 
off with a walk, Al Bernard sin- 
gled and Barry Burns lofted a fly 
to left to score Bounds. Herm 
Schmidt blasted a long triple to 
send Bernard home. Steve Mas- 
trianna drew a walk, and Borbely's 

.se knock scored two more runs. 

The Lions, however, were not to 
be stopped. They scored once in 
the sixth and four Sho'men errors 
allowed Western Maryland to scoi'e 
five times on only two hits in the 
seventh frame. Two more runs 
in the ninth put the game on ice 
for the Lions. 

Gillis, who pitched seven and 
one-third innings before being re- 
lieved by Dean Wood, absorbed the 
loss, his first against two victories. 

Dramatics Society 

Alpha Psi Omega, national 
honorary dramatics society re- 
cently installed here, elected 
Jack Daniel, Harvey Samis, 
president, vice-president, and 
and Roy Jones to positions of 
secretary - treasurer, respec- 
tively. Mrs. E. Winifred Op- 
grande will serve as faculty 

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and has the distinction of being Captain of the present Middle- 
Atlantic Champions. 

Jerry Lambdin is Captain of the present tennis squad 
and has won a total of twenty-one matches as against six losses 
in the last three years. In his freshman year, he played only 
in doubles competition, and was undefeated. 

Steve Mastrianna has been a long standing member of 
Coach Kibler's baseball squad, having played infield and out- 

John Parker's most noted fame comes from his ability as 
goalie on the lacrosse team. He took over AU-American 
Bill Russell's net-tending in his junior year and has thus far 
followed in Bill's foot-steps. This year he is Captain of the 
present Laurie-Cox Division Co-Champions. 

Frank "Pogo" Phares, a transfer student, was ineligible 
for Varsity Basketball play his first year here, but ably filled 
the shoes of "the big Man's" position these last two seasons. 

Rounding out the list is Stew Young, Co-Captain of the 
track team for this past season. Stew is an excellent example 
of the unsung heroes who have kept track barely alive here 
at Washington. 

To these twelve boys this College regretfully bids fare- 
well, with fondest wishes for a successful future and above 
all a sincere "thank you" for their contribution to the athletic 
reputation of hustle and fair play rightfully belonging to 
Washington College. 


(Continued from page 1) 
will give his annual report to 
the alumni during the noon 

Women's League Speaker 

Mrs. Florence C. Wilmer, a 
noted lecturer, writer, and ed- 
ucator, graduated from Wash- 
ington College in 1937, and 
now chairman of the depart- 
ment of history at the Uni- 
versity of Baltimore, will ad- 
dress the Women's League in 
Hodson Hall Lounge. 

Alumni Softball Game 

At 3 p. m. a softball game 
will be held on Kibler Field 
for male graduates. Registra- 
tion for this event will be 
held at registration headquar- 

Reunion Dinners 

Special reunion dinners will 
be held by classes staging five- 
year reunions. These classes 
are the Class of 1905, and 
later ones at intervals of five 
years, up to 1950. Alumni 
activities will conclude Sat- 
urday night with the annual 
dance at the Country Club. 

The 173rd graduation exer- 
cises of Washington College 
will be held the next day, 
Sunday, June 5, at 2:30 p. m. 
Baccalaureate ceremonies will 
be at 11 a. m. 



High Street 

Chestertown, Maryland 




"Prescription Specialists" 
Phone Chestertown 30 


A Smart Shop for Women 
and the Junior Miss 


'The Place To Go — 

For Brands you Know" 
Tuxedo Rental Service 
Phone 94 -W Chestertown, Md. 


(Continued from page 2) 
for dances off campus says zach 
... oh danny boy . . . yes must 
come back to see this . . . murder 
in cathedral big flop . . . was front 
to assassinate administration . . . 
but somebody goofed . . . after sga 
gave student funds for purpose 
too . . . pathos . . . must go help 
humphrey with new job . . . car- 
ries salt tablets for clarkys boys 
. . . will look with fond nostalgia 
at college years . . . and send my 
kids to Cornell . . . theyll miss me 
around here. . . 


Everything Needed For Building 

Chestertown, Md. 

Phone 678 - 679 

Park Cleaners 

"One Day Service" 
Phone 318-W 
Chestertown, Maryland 



High Street - Chestertown, Md. 



5c TO $5 STORE INC. 
Phone 241 

Anthony's Flowers 

Call Us For Flowers For 

All Occasions 
PHONE 283 

The Washington College Book Store 

Books & Supplies — College Jewelry & Sundries 

MONDAY-FRIDAY— 9 A.M. - 12 Noon — 1:15 P.M. - 4 PJH. 







Alumni Will Return 
On October 22nd 

Highlighted by a soccer game 
with Gettysburg College, the An- 
nual Fall Homecoming will take 
place on Saturday, October 22. 
As the convocation is not to be 
held any longer the affair is now 
called Homecoming-Parents Day. 

The Board of Visitors and 
Governors of the college has its 
usual meeting at 11:00 A. M., com- 
mencing the day's alumni activities. 
Luncheon is to be served the 
parents and students at 11:30 and 
the Visitors and Governors and 
new members of the faculty at 

Dedication of Minta Martin Hall 
the new women's dormitory, is 
scheduled for 2:00 P. M. by the 
college officials. 

The Washington College soccer 
team will oppose the team of 
Gettysburg College at 3 :00 on 
Kibler Field, while at the same 
time in Bunting Library there will 
be a faculty seminar-in-the-round. 
Students and parents are invited to 
attend. ,. 

Fraternity house decorations are 
to be judged at 4:30 and at that 
time each of the fraternities will 
hold open house. 

The Annual Alumni-Faculty 
Banquet is scheduled for 6:30, and 
at the banquet will be presented 
the various alumni citations. This 
was previously done at the con- 
vocation ceremony. 

Evening entertainment includes 
the Varsity Club Dance at 9:00. 
For the alumni in the evening there 
will be open house at the Chester 
river Yacht and Country Club. 

'55 Pegasus Is 
On Its Way 

Anne Grim, appointed last spring- 
to edit the 1955-56 PEGASUS, 
is seeking to supplement the year- 
book staff with any interested 
newcomers, in developing the 
central theme, "What college 
should mean and has meant to us." 

Meanwhile, anxious upperclass- 
men await delivery of the 1954-5E 
yearbook which, according to John 
Richey, past editor, is being printed 
and which "should be along any 
time now." 

Assisting Anne as business 
manager will by Hezzy Howard. 
Filling the specialized staff 
positions ai'e Bob Penkethman, 
associate editor; Esther Gould, 
literary editor; Ralph Laws, pic- 
ture editor ; Berky Kenny, en- 
graving editor ; Ralph Usilton, 
photography editor; Emily Dry den, 
feature editor; Chuck Covington, 
sports editor; Les Bell, senior 
editor; Al Grimes, art editor. 

Features include sports, dances, 
clubs, seniors, class activities, and 
fraternities and sororities. 

Anyone interested in writing, 
photography, or advertising is 
asked to contact Anne Grim soon. 

Group Plans 

The assemblies for this year are 
being planned by an assembly pro- 
gram committe. This committee 
is part of the Student Government 
and is composed of three faculty 
members and three students. Dr. 
Barnett, chairman, Professor 
James, and Dr. Livingood will 
represent the faculty. Helen Hull, 
Pete Riecks, and Lynne Robins are 
the student on the committee. 

Students who would like a cer- 
tain kind of assembly are invited 
to give their suggestions to any 
member of the Student Council. 
The Council will then give the 
suggestions to the assembly pro- 
gram committee. 

College Enrolls 467; 
Adds 12 To Staff 

This year as Washington College opened with an increase of 
7G.5'. in total fulltime enrollment it also boasted the addition of 
twelve new members of the faculty and staff. In the three main 
divisions of studies there are ten new professors and teachers, in- 
cluding seven professors with doctorates. ' Several of these ten new 
teachers have courses in which they are experts, it was pointed out 
by Dean Doyle. 

In addition to the enrollment of 467, there are five special stu- 
dents this year. The enrollment from the states and other territories 
represented follows in order of decreasing numbers: 
Maryland — 281 

W. C. Players 
To Present 
Thurber Play 

Director Pete Riecks this week 
announced the names of those who 
will form the cast for "The Male 
Animal", the fall production of the 
Washington Players which will be 
presented in Wm. Smith Auditor- 
ium on November 11 and 12. A 
different seating plan for this 
season was also revealed in his 

Those chosen for the cast are as 
follows: Cleota, Emily Dryden; 
Ellen Turner, Anna Lucy Allspach; 
Tommy Turner, J. Aldo Gallo; 
Patricia Stanley, Helen Hull; Wally 
Myers, Gil Ryan; Dean Frederick 
Damon, Tom Jones ; Michael 
Barnes, Tom Elder; Mrs. Blanche 
Ramon, Lee Harrison ; "Nutsy" 
Miller, Buddy Moore; Ed Keller, 
Howard Morrison; Myrtle Keller, 
Phyllis Papperman; Joe Ferguson, 
Dan Haupt. 

The revised seating arrangement 
for this year includes general ad- 
mission tickets, which will be eighty 
cents per performance. There will 
be reserved seats at one dollar per 
performance or season tickets for 
all productions at two dollars per 

James Thurber and Elliott 
Nugent collaborated in writing this 
three-act social satire, set in the 
house of a mid-western university 
professor during football season. 

States Need 
For Employees 

The U. S. $500 bill carries 
picture of President McKinley. 

The Department of State an- 
nounced that the second written 
examination under the new re- 
vised procedures will be given in 
65 cities on December 9, 1955. 
Candidates must file their re- 
quest to take this examination 
not later than October 21 and 
to be eligible should be: 

(1) at least 20 and under 31 
years of age, 

(2) United States citizen of 
at least ten years standing, and 

(3) if married, married to an 
American citizen. 

Those successful in the one- 
day written test will be given a 
subsequent oral examination be- 
fore a traveling panel which 
will meet in regional centers. 
Beginning salaries for Foreign 
Service Officers range from 
$4,400 to $5,500 depending on 
age and experience; additional 
benefits include insurance, annual 
and sick leave, and a generous 
retirement plan. 

It is expected that approxi- 
mately 300 officers will be ap- 
pointed during the coming year 
as a result of the vastly increas- 
ed need for Foreign Service Of- 
ficers. These will fill positions 
both in the Department in Wash- 
ington as well as at over 250 
posts in 77 countries through- 
out the world. 

Informational material and 
application ofrms may be secured 
at the Placement Office or by 
writing to the Board of Exam- 
iners, U. S. Department of State, 
Washington 25, D. C. 

The Detroit Municipal Parking 
Authority reports that 14 million 
motorists used the city's' munici 
pal parking system last year for 
a net profit of $612,000. 

QDK To Show 
Film On Tuesday 

Omicron Delta Kappa will spon- 
sor the film "Knock On Any Door" 
this Tuesday as the first of three 
movies to be shown on campus this 

Starring Humphrey Bogart and 
John Derek, the film will be pre- 
sented in Bill Smith auditorium 
from 7 to 9 o'clock, along with a 
special short, "Striking Champ 
ions." Admission price is set at 
35 cents. 

The ODK films are scheduled for 
Tuesdays, when the Chester 
Theatre is not open. Succeeding 
movies will be announced later. 

Exchange Papers 
Now Available 

College newspapers exchanged 
for the ELM are being placed in 
the library for general use. The 
ELM regularly receives the 
Randolph-Macon YELLOW 
JACKET, the Roanoke BP.ACK- 
ETY-ACK, the Towson TOWER 
LIGHT, the Western Maryand 
GOLD BUG, the Mt. St. Mary's 
MOUNTAIN ECHO, and two high 
school papers, the Baltimore City 
College COLLEGIAN, and the 
Cambridge High HOTTENTOT. 

Various other newspapers come 
in from time to time, and these 
also will be displayed. 

College Shows 
Big Increase 
In Doctorates 

A survey of percentage of 
doctorates in various teaching 
faculties, conducted by the Pub- 
lic Relations Office, shows W. C. 
exceeding several other liberal 
arts colleges. The survey fol- 
Washington College 

Amherst (54-55) 
Bryn Mawr (54-55) 
Hamilton (54-55) 
Haverford (54-55) 
Trinity (53-54) 
Union (53-54) 
Williams (54-55) 

W. C. in one year jumped to 
equality with the other schools 
by increasing its doctoral per- 
centage from 38% to 66.6%. 

It was noted in the survey 
that the percentages for the 
other colleges are not to be taken 
as the absolute truth because it 
was not posible to know which 
members of their faculties were 
full or part-time. 



Law Test 

Princeton, N. J., The Law School 
Admission Test required of ap- 
plicants for admission to a num 
ber of leading American law 
schools, will be given at more than 
100 centers throughout the United 
States on the mornings of Nov- 
ember 12, 1955, February 18, April 
21, and August 11, 1956. 

Bulletins and applications for the 
test should be obtained four to 
six weeks in advance of the desired 
testing date from Law School 
Admission Test, Educational Test- 
ing Service, 20 Nassau Street, 
Princeton, N. J. Completed ap- 
plications must be received at least 
ten days before the desired testing 
date in order to allow ETS time 
to complete the necessary testing 
arrangements for each candidate. 

47 Made 
Dean's List 
Last Year 

Forty-seven honor students with 
indexes of 2.25 or better, soared 
to the Dean's List for the second 
sementer last year. 

Seniors: Hatem, RoseMary 
3.000; Burbage, Clarence 2.857 
Tod, Omro 2.846; Dore, William 
2.736 ; Stapleton, Joseph 2.666 ; 
Parks, Janet 2.642 ; Clements, 
Leonard 2.352 ; Kaufman, Stan 

Juniors: Dryden, Emily 3.000; 
Bunting, Kenneth 2.823 ; Henry, 
Dina 2.812; Kramer, Joan 2.777; 
Howard, John 2.666; Pessa, Arne 
2.600 ; Barton, Charles 2.588 
Leonard, James 2.579; Mead, John 
2.562; Duvall, Sondra 2.533; 
Stevenson, Alan 2.470; Bell, Leslie 
2.411; Silverie, Edward 2.400; 
Sullivan, Robert 2.352; Hanners, 
Curtis 2.315; Kinhart, Roger 2.294; 
Thomas, Ronald 2.294; Pasquarello, 
Marie 2.250; Taylor, Sarah 2.250. 

Sophomores: Long, Barbara 
3.000; Hall, Doris 2.823; King, 
Charles 2.823; Fields, David 2.650; 
Proom, Paul 2.G47; Darley, George 
2.529; Bonhage, Myra 2.400; Miller, 
Jessie 2.400; Wasson, Warren 

Freshmen : Elmore, Thomas 
2.812; Brackett, Kathleen 2.722; 
Lieberman, Edward 2.625; Col- 
born, Robert 2.600; Byles, Anthony 
2.571; Barrett, Kenneth 2.437; 
Corliss, Eva 2.437; Ebersberger, 
John 2.437; Riecks, Henry 2.375; 
Stoller, Stanley 2.266; Sten, 
Arnold 2.250. 

New Jersey 
— 57, Pennsylvania — 35, New 
York — 33, Delaware — 19, Dis- 
trict of Columbia — 15, Connecti- 
cut — 7, Virginia — 3, South A- 
merica — 3, Ohio — 2, Puerto Rico 
2, Korea — 2, Massachusetts — 
2, and Rhode Island, Minnesota, 
Maine, Kentucky, North Carolina, 
Wyoming, and West Virginia 
each with 1 student. 

The Department of English 
has two new members, Dr. Eliz- 
abeth Margaret Rudd and Dr. 
Alba H. Warren, Jr. Dr. War- 
ren is conducting a seminar in 
lyric poetry, a field in which he 
has specialized. 

Dr. Irving Barnett is the new 
assistant professor of economics, 
Dr. Edwin Ray Gilman was ap- 
pointed visiting professor of 
mathematics, and Dr. Vahakn N. 
Dadrian becomes assistant pro- 
fessor of sociology. 

In the department of languages 
there are two additions, Dr. Es- 
ther S. Dillon and Miss Gerda 
Renee Blumenthal. Miss Blum- 
enthal is holding an advanced 
class in 20th century french liter- 
ature and is an expert in this 

Dr. Joseph H. McLain returns 
to the faculty this year as a 
professor of chemistry and head 
of that department. Also, Mr. 
Donald M. Chatellier has been 
appointed instructor in physical 
education and will also coach 
the cross country and track 

In administrative posts this 
year, Miss Mary Guest Paget has 
been named assistant dean of 
women and Mr. William John 
Gard, Jr., assumes the duties of 
public relations director. 

Another appointment to the 
faculty is Charles Massey West, 
Jr. Mr. West is teaching art 
and painting this year, the lat- 
ter course a newcomer to the 
Washington College campus. 

Vocalist Opens 
Concert Series 
October 18th 

John Jacob Niles, a well-known 
ballad singer and composer, will 
be the first guest artist as the 
College-Community Concert series 
gets under way in William Smith 
Hall auditorium on October 18. 
Mr. Niles is distinguished in his 
field, having studied folk music 

There are six concerts scheduled 
this year by the group which in- 
cludes college officials and citizens 
of ChesteiKown. Each of the 
concerts will begin at 8:30 P. M. 
and Washington College students 
are invited to attend. 

Other concerts this year include 
Richard Anscheutz and Evi Liivak, 
piano and violin artists who will 
perform on November 17, and 
Lucas Hoving and Lavinia Neilsen 
in dance interpretations of dram- 
atic compositions on December 1. 
Other artists to appear on the 
William Smith Hall stage will be 
announced at a later date. 





Washington College Chestertown, Maryland 

Established 1782 

Member of the 
Associated Collegiate Press 

Editor-in-Chief George Hanst 

News Editor RALPH UsiLTON 

Feature Editor - Emily Dryden 

Sports Editor -.----- Al Albertson 

Circulation Manager - - Roy Pippen 

Business Manager Buddy Sparks 

News Staff — Kakie Brackett, Betty Warren. 

Feature Staff — Carol Kniseley, J. Aldo Gallo, Anna Lucy Allspach, 

Boo Locker, Jerry Lovin, Jim Fowke, Carolyn Walls, Sarah 

Sachse, Leslie Hoffmann, Pat Shaffer, Myra Bonhage. 

Sports Staff — Jim Walker, Ronnie Dratch, Sid Friedman, Roy Pippen. 

On A Senior 

In The Right Direction . . . 

Washington College is growing, and is doing so in many 
ways. The new buildings represent the most obvious ex 
pansion. With the completion of Minta Martin Hall, the 
Hodson addition, and the new field house, the college will 
have lopped off a sizeable chunk of the extensive building 
and overhauling program. 

Another growth indication appears in the increased 
number of students. The college virtually has reached the 
maximum enrollment (under 500) which will still keep her 
a "small liberal arts College." 

To accomodate all the students, the faculty has been 
enlarged, and the curriculum has grown by several new 

By far the most important advancement, beside which 
the above-mentioned ones appear dwarfed, is in the quality 
of the faculty. In doctoral degrees alone the percentage took 
an astounding leap in one year. According to a survey by 
the Public Relations Officer, last year only 38^; of the faculty 
had doctorates; now two-thirds have them. In this respect 
Washington College has overtaken Amherst, Hamilton, 
Trinity, Union, and Williams, and is nearing top-ranking 
Bryn Mawr and Haverford. 

One result of this boost is immediately evident. The 
rising excellence of the faculty has doomed the "snap" 
course or "index-builder." Sixteen semester hours will soon 
mean 18 in work instead of 13 in idleness. 

Further results are bound to occur as the quality im- 

Quality of the faculty is the only standard by which to 
appraise a school. Lacking it, functional buildings, efficient 
administration, and energetic students mean nothing. 
Possessing high quality, through educated and experienced 
professors, a college will prosper gloriously, with her en- 
dowments multiplied, her dorms filled, her professors revered, 
and her graduates carrying some measure of that quality 
with them. 

Washington College is growing in the right direction. 

The outstanding senior of the 
year's first issue of the ELM is 
the president of the Student 
Council, Ralph Laws, who served 
as a representative to the Council 
for two years before being elected 
to his present office. A member 
of Theta Chi Fraternity, Ralph 
serves as vice-president this year. 
He is also active in the Inter 
Fraternity Council, where he held 
the office of secretary last year 
and is now vice-president. During 
his sophomore year Ralph was 

Introducing The Faculty 


Asks the Freshmen . . . 

"What activities could you sug- 
gest that would liven up the campus 
on weekends? 
Bill Thomas, Chestertown 

"Let the girls have parties and 

invite the fellows." 
Bette Baird, Towson 

"Put a shuffleboard in the Snack 

Ellen Jo Sterling, Salisbury 

"Have the fraternities and clubs 

put on dances and parties." 
Bill Moriarty, Penns Grove 

"Have lot of big weekend dances 

with one o'clock curfews." 
Nancy Jean Rhodes, Annapolis 

"Sponsor a jazz concert." 
Bob Hoffman, Philadelphia 

"Have the Snack Bar open all 

day on Saturday." 
Gil Ryan, Catonsville 

"Hold a very informal dance for 

about a quarter." 
Toni Stallone, Long Island 

"Have more stag parties in Reid 

Bob Hoffman, Kennett Square 

"Have dances scheduled on 

Saturdays and have the Snack 

Bar open all day. Why don't 

the fraternities have open house 

on Saturday instead of one night 

during the week?" 
Ronnie O'Leary, Baltimore 

"Have an outside party and 

campfire on the athletic field 

followed by a khaki and Bermuda 


Aa of early 1965, Japan's land 
self defense force amounted to 
110,000 men. 


This is a poem, just for us all 
Who live in Minta Martin Hall. 
Our home right now is this beauti- 
ful dorm, 
So new and bright, in perfect form. 
We're its family, also new, 
And can make the atmosphere gay 

or blue. 
Together we live and accept the 

If we don't keep quite clean each 

'Cause we're girls, there're 

Having restrictions sure ain't an 

elation; but 
Never-the-less it's our obligation 
To follow all rules, set by the school 

— and Student Council. 
Electric switches are a perfect bore, 
But leave 'em on, and ya gotta pay 

So do a favor, and turn lights off 
When they're not needed, — You'll 

reduce the cost. 
Boys? Why of course, 
We can't ignore 'em,— -They're too 

darned sweet, 
And never boring! 
But mind you all, when on a date, 
Watch the clock and don't be late. 
Our honor system is a desired trust, 
And abide by it, we always must. 
Thus I close this little poem, 
With hopes we'll make this house 

a home. 

Anonymous, from the Martin 
Hall bulletin board. 

Norman la Back 

Norman, a starter from France 
in the 1954 Washington, D. C, In- 
ternational, returned to the races 
this year with a victory at Maison- 
Laffittee near Paris. 

treasurer of his class. Working 
as the picture editor of the 
PEGASUS is another one of his 

A sports enthusiast, Ralph is 
a member of the soccer squad and 
played varsity basketball in his 
freshman year. Now he plays 
basketball for the local team. 

In the academic field, Ralph is 
majoring in economics with a minor 
in related subjects. After gradu- 
ation this June he plans to attend 
law school. Although a staunch 
Theta Chi, Ralph's OX pin can 
be found on a near-by campus with 
Elaine Glendon, who has a part 
in his future plans. 

Teaching French and Spanish 
this year at W. C. is Dr. Esther 
, M. Dillon, a vivid, energetic person 
with black hair. She comes to us 
from Smith College, where shi 
earned both her B. A. and M. A, 
degrees and has done most of her 
teaching. She received her D. M. 
L. from Middlebury and, incidental- 
ly, she picked up a Phi Beta Kappa 
key during her college career. 

Dr. Dillon, who is married and 
has two children, has lived in 
Spain and Mexico and speaks 
Portuguese as well as the French 
and Spanish her students hear 
her use in class. Before coming 
to W. C. as a professor, Dr. Dillon 
lived near here for two years, and 
she and her family vote for 
Chestertown as their favorite town 
on the Eastern Shore. 

A person who always wanted to 
be and has always been a college 
teacher, Dr. Dillon prefers small 
colleges because of the close con- 
tact possible between professor and 
student. She likes W. C, ; 
impressed by its long histor 
and tradition, and says, "I like to 
teach college students because they 
are living more intensely than 
they ever will again. They are 
more curious, more bored, and more 
in love than they will ever be after 
they graduate!" 

As Assistant Dean of Women 
W. C. welcomes Miss Mary G. 
Paget to the campus. From Bos- 
ton, Miss Paget attended the 
undergraduate and graduate de- 
partment of Simmons College and 
took her degree in social sciences. 
Also, she fondly remembers the 
two years when she used her 
French and studied at the graduate 
division of the University of 
Geneva, The International Insti- 

Career-wise, Miss Paget has been 
a social worker, a Naval officer 

in World War II, and a professional 
Girl Scout Field Director. After 
returning from Switzerland, the 
new assistant dean was referred 
to the field of college admini- 
stration while looking into the 
possibilities of a job with the U.N. 
That's how she found out about 
W. C. Miss Paget come to our 
campus from Washington, D. C., 
where she was working with the 
capital's Juvenile Court. 

Dean Paget likes the appearance 
of our campus and says Minta 
Martin Hall is a well-planned and 
beautiful building. Already, the 
girls who live there are appreci- 
ating her friendliness and efficiency. 
Dr. Ray E. Gilman, our new 
mathematics instructor, received 
his A. B. at the University of 

ansas in 1911 and his doctorate 
at Princeton in 1916, omitting his 
master's degree, which was later 
conferred on him by Brown Uni- 

Dr. Gilman has been a professor 
atKansas State, Princeton, Brown, 
and Cornell, and has served in both 
World Wars. During the last war, 
he worked with a technical staff 
in Britain as an evaluator of force, 
and from 1952 to 1954 he did 
evaluation work for the U. S. 

Riflery is one of the hobbies 
of the new head of the mathematics 
department. He was Captain of 
the Princeton National Guard team 
that placed second in the nation 
and was a member of the New 
Jersey State Rifle team which 
placed second and fifth in national 
competition. Chess is another 
hobby, says the former champion 
at Brown and Cornell. 

Dr. Gilman says he likes our 
college -and has been impressed by 
the friendliness here. 



(As seen from behind the busboy's 

Everybody seems to be com- 
plaining these days Aren't they 

always? ...... Anyway, it seems 

that this time everyone is com- 
plaining about the same thing.... 

Hodson!! {well, naturally!) In 
prehistoric times, the complaints 
about our favorite hash house were 

directed at the food But now, 

it's everything! 

The cafeteria system started this 
year with the promise that faster 
service and a better selection of 
food would result. However, you 
found on your first day that the 
food was the same and service was 
three times slower. Although the 
supper hours run only from five 
to six, you often find yourself 
waiting to get in the door at six- 
fifteen! After surviving the first 
line, you wait in a second line. 
Then, after wiping off a dripping 
tray, you wait while they cook 
up some more meat loaf. Finally, 
after thirty wasted minutes, you 
sit down at a dirty table and try 
to eat your peppery meat loaf 
in spaces between somebody else's 
dirty dishes. 

It seems foolish and ridiculous 
to dress for Monday night dinner 
when you only have to wait in 
line, carry a dripping wet tray, 
and sit at a dirty table. Why 
should you have to mess up, your 
Continued on Page 4 

J & J Jabber 

by J. Levin and J. Fowke 

It's fall and nature seems to say, 
(Is whiskey at the Bird to stay?) 
Back to school with book of know- 
(Moose' is over at Junior Coltege,) 
New friends and sights yet unseen, 
(Who will be Broccolli Queen?) 
I'll take those strolls down campus 

(This chow system sure is slow;) 
I'll strive to make my mother 

(Those Gung Ho Freshmen sure 

are loud,) 
My sweat will never be in vain, 
(Look, too more chicks after Cain) 
Work on, I say, work on and on, 
(What did Bartow try to pawn?) 
Study, think, and think some more. 
(Get some beer, it's to the shore.) 
School, my friend, too quick is 

(Keg party Saturday, course that's 

Books and studies soon shall pass, 
(Come on, Boy, let's cut this class!) 
So try and make the best of college 

(Who's spreading the jive on this 

Fruedian craze?) 
Yes, education is a vital thing 
(Wait 'til those beach parties in 

the spring!) 
So you, my friend, work on and 

(And a "Neat Guy" pin some day 

you'll earn) 
Stay far away from a record blotted 
(Flash!!! Little Orphan Annie got 

her eyeballs dotted) 
Good luck, my friend, heed well 

your time, 
(Potrzebie* Furshlugginer**, Let's 

end this rhyme.) 

The End 
*Potrzebie translated is FRBTSK. 
**Furslugginer translated is 

So You've 
Got It Tough 

"1 knew college was going to be 
hard, but this is ridiculous!" This 
seems to be the moan and groan 
of most college freshmen and even 
some uppercdassmen. Aside from 
classes and the long grueling hours 
spent preparing for them, we find 
more than ample fields in which 
to sow seeds of complaint today. 
The dining hall, dormitory con- 
ditions, cost of schooling and the 
"wholly unreasonable and ridicu- 
lous regulations" set up by the 
administration concerning college 
life are all choice bits of con- 
versation among the more, or less, 
intellectually minded students at 
W. C. Yet, the lot of "today's 
student isn't so bad if we care to 
look at the regulations our grand- 
parents had over their heads. 

Let's go, back a few years and 
see what the mid-Victorian scholar 
had to fight. As for our com- 
plaints of the vile conditions of the 
dormitories and the furnishings in 
them, we quote from the catalogue, 

"The rooms in Middle, East, and 
West Halls are fully equipped with 
oak furniture,; table, chair, rocker, 
bureau, washstand, single iron bed 
with spring and matresses and the 
necessary toilet articles." 

Now won't that bed of yours feel 
better tonight after you have spent 
your evening at the books or the 
movies or "up the road"? How- 
ever, if we were back a few years, 
the following would have cramped 
your "getting-into-bed-late" style: 

"Habitual absenting of himself 
from the room after 7:00 P. M. 
on the part of any student below 
the rank of a senior will result 
in suspension or dismissal." 

See what we mean? And if any- 
(Continued on page 4) 




Shopmen Whip Lynchburg In Opener , 5-1 

Towson Ties Sho'men 
2-2 In First M-D Test 

By Dixie 
The Washington College soccer 
team came from behind to tie a 
tough Towson State Teachers 
eleven, 2 to 2, last Wednesday on 
the Towson field. The Sho' team, 
fresh from a victorious weekend 
trip to Lynchburg, opened the 
scoring in the waning minutes of 
the first quarter. Outside right 
Hezzy Howard drove a shot which 
bounced off the Towson left full- 
back for the tally. 

Midway through the second 
period, Buckshot Harmon, the 
Teachers' talented linesman, broke 
through the Sho' backfield for his 
team's first score, with the assist- 
ance of left halfback Bob Colburn. 
Towson scored again with ten 
minutes elapsed in the third 
quarter. Dick Clem, Towson's in- 
side left, hit paydirt, scoring un- 
assisted on a pass from Harmon. 


Workmanlike defensive play by 
goaile Joe Szymanski and full- 
backs Dick Lent, Bob Bragg and 
Sam Spicer prevented further 
scoring by the fast-moving Towson 

The Sho'men did not score again 
until late in the fourth quarter. 
Roger Smoot, the Maroon and 
Black's high scoring star, maneu- 
vered behind the Towson fullbacks 
to score the final and tying goal 
with a shot past goalie Reece 
Livingston, who gained Mason- 
Dixon all-star recognition last year 
along with Smoot. 

It was the first Mason-Dixon 
Conference game for both teams. 

Washington 10 1—2 

Towson 02 0—2 

Scoring: Towson — Harmon, Clem; 
Washington C. — Smoot Howard 

- Random Sports Harvest - 

By Al Albertson 

General Napoleon Bonaparte believed in simplicity. 
It is said that when he promulgated an order it was first 
presented to the two dumbest soldiers in his army. If they 
could understand it, the order became official; if it was 
Greek to them, the order was re-written or forgotten. 

,We can't simplify the rules and terminology of Washing- 
ton College athletics to such a covenient degree. But we 
can endeavor to write about our athletic program in a 
manner which we hope will be understandable to the 
students who have played or observed the various sports. 
We are trying to go a step further with this first issue of 
the ELM and help the Freshmen understand and appreciate 
the intercollegiate sports in which Washington College en- 
gages. I trust that some of them are like myself. I had 
never seen soccer or lacrosse before I came here. 

And, as usual, we hope to stir up enough interest and 
enthusiasm to pack the stands at every home game. 

As a first inducement, I might mention some of our 
athletic highlights. This is soccer season and a good time 
ot point with pride to Coach Athey's history-making champ- 
ions. They were the first Maryland team to win the Middle 
Atlantic Conference championship. This they did in a 
heroic game against Haverford College last November on 
Kibler Field. 

We were the defending baseball champions of the Mason- 
Dixon Conference until last spring. Randolph Macon College 
took it from us in a three-game playoff series— likewise 
on Kibler Field. 

Last year's basketball team won a berth in the Mason- 
Dixon Conference playoffs at Loyola. We lost to Baltimore 
Universtity, but even in losing we set a Conference record 
for scoring in the second half of the game — 70 points. The 
final heartbreaking score was 129 to 101. 

Lacrosse Coach Charlie Clark kindly provided us with 

(Continued Page 4) 

Late Baseball 

Sho'men Lost M-D Title To 
Randolph-Macon in Playoffs 

The Sho' nine, defending champ- 
ions of the Mason-Dixon Con- 
ference, captured the Northern 
Division title last spring, but lost 
the championship to Randolph- 
Macon, the leaders of the Southern 
Division, in a three-game playoff 

The loss could possibly be at- 
tributed to a heavy schedule near 
the end of the season. Whereas 
Randolph-Macon was fresh and 
rested after a week's layoff, the 
Sho'men had played eleven games 
in eight days and had been on the 
road nearly every day. 

In the playoffs, Randolph-Macon 
won the first and third games. 

The first two were a doubleheader 
played on Friday. 

Randolph-Macon barely edged the 
Sho'men in the first game, the final 
score being 3 to 2. 

The Sho' squad came back strong 
in the second game and won 8 to 1. 

The final and deciding game on 
Saturday began with a run for 
Washington in the first inning, 
which was tied by Randolph-Macon 
in the second frame. The tie was 
not broken until Randolph-Macon 
scored a run in the eighth. The 
Virginians drove in five runs in the 
ninth to set the score at 7 to 1 and 
win the title. 

- Prospect - 

Bragg and Walters 

By Dixie Walker 

The initial "Freshman Prospect" 
spotlight for 1955 falls on a pair 
of promising fullbacks of the 
Washington College soccer squad. 
This husky duo, Bobby Bragg and 
George Walters, has found the 
starting fullback positions blocked 
by Sho' stalwarts Dick Lent and 
Sam Spicer. But since both are 
equally adept at the fullback and 
halfback slot, Coach Ed Athey is 
counting on them heavily for future 
backfield relief roles. 

Bragg, a lanky six foot three, 
190 pounder, hails from Catonsville 
High School where he was an out- 
standing all-round athlete. He 
starred in three years of high 
school soccer, sported a 300-plus 
batting average in three years of 
baseball, and contributed a nine- 
point average nj. two years on the 
Basketball courts. 

Bob is alert and extremely agile 
for his size and is fast adapting 
himself to the Sho'men style of 
play which requires speedy full- 

George "Toby" Walters, a pro- 
duct of Friends Central School in 
Overbrook, Pennsylvania, also 
played three years of high school 
soccer. Following the 1954 sea- 
son, George was named to the All- 
Interacademic League soccer squad 
as a center halfback. In 1953 he 
had obtained a second team berth 
on this all-star squad. He also 
participated in baseball and basket- 
ball at Friend's Central. 

Any spare time that Big George 
(six feet one, 175 pounds) can 
garner from his athletic activities 
is devoted to his interests in stamp 
collecting, Glee Club and Boy 
Scout work. He serves as As- 
sistant Scoutmaster of an Over- 
brook troop. 

Bragg and Walters are names to 
watch in Washington College's 
soccer future as the Sho'men reach 
for even greater heights in 1955. 

X-Country Squad 
Shows Speed in 
1st Time Trials 

Coach Chatterlier reports ex- 
cellent progress with his cross 
country runners, even though the 
turnout was less than expected. 
On the basis of recent time trials, 
he is optimistic about the harriers' 
chances in their first meet with 
Towson State Teachers College. 

So far, the lineup includes one 
returnee from last year's squad, 
sophomore Buddy Moore. Others 
on the 1955 roster are Freshmen 
Joe Thompson, Bob LeCates, Tom 
Allen, Jim Murphy, and Q. Parsons. 

In the second time trials on a 
course slightly less than three 
miles, the runners shaved from 12 
to 30 seconds from their timings 
of the previous day. 

However, Coach Chatterlier points 
out that the squad has been train- 
ing only a short time, and that 
with more practice all runners 
should improve steadily. 

The team's worst loss was 1954 

captain Lew Buckley, the individual 

champion of the Mason-Dixon Con- 

(Continued Page 4) 

Booters Win Easily 
After Few Workouts 

Washington College's soccer team 
downed Lynchburg College 5 to 1 
in the Sho'men's opening game of 
the 1965 season last Saturday on 
the Lynchburg field. 

Center forward Roger Smoot 
kicked in three goals and left wing 
Luther Vaught accounted for two, 
which gave the squad a safe four- 
goal lead at the end of the game. 
The outcome was in doubt only 
when Lynchburg tied the score 1 
to 1 in the third quarter. 

Smoot scored the first goal on 
a penalty kick called against 
Lynchburg because a fullback 
handled the ball. The score re- 
mained 1 to in our favor at 

Smoot and Vaught scored two 
goals each in the second half of 
the game. 

In the third period, inside line- 
man Barry Burns assisted Smoot 
on the second tally for the Sho'men. 

Vaught's first goal was also in 
the third quarter. He was unas- 
sisted because the ball bounced off 
the goal upright before he kicked 

it in. 

Smoot opened the fourth period 
scoring with an assist from right 
halfback Rex Lenderman. 

The final goal by Vaught was a 
tricky headshot, one of the most 
difficult in soccer, after a corner 
kick by substitute left wing Spike 
Watts placed the ball in front of 
the goal. 

Veteran Sho' goalie Joe Szyman- 
ski collected 12 saves in his bid for 
a shutout. 

Coach Athey praised the team 
highly for improved performanca 
in the second half, as evidenced by 
the one-sided scoring. 

The Sho'men are following a 
trend they set in the 1954 season. 
That is, they score more goals in 
the second half of games than in 
the first half. This strategy, 
whether planned or not, seems to 
put the opposition off guard and 
leaves them unprepared for a 
strong scoring attack in the last 
two periods. 

Washington 10 2 2 — 5 

Lynchburg 1 — 1 


Howard On Ail-American 

Third Team; Honorable 
Mention To Barnett- Seivold 

By Ronnie Dratch 

Although it's Fall, and fall is traditionally the season 
for football and soccer, lately on campus have been heard 
cries of "Here come the butterfly boys." This of course 
could only mean that fall lacrosse practice has started again. 

Last year's squad, although not compiling an overly 
impressive won and lost record, did develop some outstanding 
individual talent. Special honors came to John "Hezzy" 
Howard, who was placed on the Third All-American Team. 
Howard, an attackman, led the nation in scoring assists 
as a sophomore, and although falling short in this department 
last year, he still proved to be the sparkplug of the squad. 
Hezzy was also honored by being picked for the first team, 
All-Laurie Cox Division. Washington College, which plays 
in the Cox division, was co-champion in 1954 with Syracuse 

Honored also on last season's squad was goalie John 
Parker, who for the second consecutive year made the 
Honorable Mention list of the All-American Team, and was 
selected to play in the annual North-South game. Parker 
was handicapped with an injured foot but still played 
creditably in the classic as the South won 12 to 11. 

Other players honored were Bill Barnett, defenseman, 
and Joe Seivold, midfielder. Both were given Honorable 
Mention on the All-American list. Barnett graduated last 
June, but Seivold will be back for three more seasons. 
Seivold combined with attackman "Chuck" Buck to give 
the Washington College offense a one-two punch that scored 
44 goals. 

As for this year's squad, while graduation took three 
defensemen and a goalie, the entire attack and midfield 
will be returning. The team for 1956 will have even more 
experience than the 1955 squad, and with new material 
rounding into shape, things look good for this spring. 

Coach Charlie Clark will be counting heavily on re- 
turning lettermen "Mouse" Bair, Berkey Kenny, Chuck 
Buck, Basil Wadkovsky, Joe Seivold, Jerry Caporoso, Roy 
Pippen, Bill Litsinger, Rex Lenderman, Spike Watts and 
Stan Goldstein. 

Coach Expects Good Soccer 
Season As Team Shows Form 

The pride of the Eastern Shore 
and the envy of the Western Shore 
— the Washington college soccer 
squad — defeated its first opponent 
Saturday in fine style. 

Most of last year's squad is on 
the 1955 roster, and the vacancies 
are capably filled with Upperclass- 

men and Freshmen on the team for 
the first time. 

Seven men are back this year who 
were elected to all-star teams as 
a result of their superior ac- 
complishmnts in 1954. 

Goalie and 1955 co-captain Joe 
(Continued on page 4) 




Coach Expects Good 

Szymanski had the highest rating. 
He was chosen goalie for the Ail- 
American third team and was sec- 
ond goalie on the Mason-Dixon 
Conference "All-Stars." In ad- 
dition, Joe was picked for goalie 
on the Middle Atlantic Conference 
All-League Team and second team 
goalie on the All-South team. 

Veteran lineman Roger Smoot, 
the other 1965 co-captain, was 
close behind Szmanski in the 
country's leading lineups. Smoot 
was on the first team Mason- 
Dixon "All Store" for the second 
consecutive year. He also has 
membership on the Middle Atlantic 
and All-South rosters. 

Halfback Arnold Sten, linemen 
Barry Bums and Luther Vaught, 
- and backs Sam Spicer and Rex 
Lenderman are other All-Star 
selections who are still with the 
Sho'men. Sten, Szymanski and 
Burns ore three of the four players 
from Washington College who 
dominated the Mason-Dixon Con- 
ference second team in 1954. 

Coach Athey was more than 
pleased with the 5 to 1 score 
against Lynchburg, considering 
that the team had had only one 
good week of practice. He says 
the team should be as good or 
better than last year's squad after 
the players have hod more work- 

Although the Sho'men beat Tow- 
son 3 to 1 last year, the Teachers 
finished the season in third place 
in the Mason-Dixon Conference. 
The Sho'men tied with Western 
Maryland for fourth place. 

Wednesday's game with Towson 
should give some general in- 
dication of the Maroon and Black's 
performance during the 1955 sea- 
son. But no hard and fast pre- 
dictions can be made until the team 
has more time to practice. 

A really good match should be 
the Loyola game next Tuesday. 
The clash ended in a tie last year. 

The Sho'men lost three games 
during the 1954 season — to Catholic 
University, Johns Hopkins, and 
Baltimore Universtity. The scores 
were low in all three games. 

When the last scheduled game is 
played on November 12, the Sho'- 
men might be the defending champ-i 
ions of the Middle Atlantic Con- 
ference, and also the challengers of 
the Mason-Dixon Championship. 

This year we have as many 
stars on the team as any other 
school in either conference, and 
there is plenty of room to predict 
a better season for the Sho' squad. 

X-Country Squad 

ference, who graduated last June. 
But one runner might match 
Buckley's speed. This prediction 
is based on the time trials. 

A new cross country course has 
been laid out which includes much 
less concrete and brick pavement 
and sloping ground. The old 
course was largely unsuitable be- 
cause the runners could not wear 
spikes, which give needed traction 
in wet weather. 

Another feature of the new 
course is that the runners mil 
be in the open for the last eight 
tenths of a mile. This enables 
them to see their teammates and 
calculate their chances of crossing 
the finish line earlier. 

Dirty , 


good clothes to suit some fantastic 
rule on a Monday night? Now, 
if they start providing aprons, 
okoy! Another complaint concerns 
the amount of food given out. . . . 
Are they trying to starve the 
school? How ore you supposed to 
pay your bills if you spend all your 
money in the Snack Bar? The 
way the boys get fed, especially 
after practice, is an out-and-out 
crime. Another question. .. .Girls 
pay os much os the boys; why can't 
they eat as much? 

Well, you know the situation . . . 
You've been going through it for 
two weeks.... And you'll continue 

to go through it! Now the 

question is "What to do about it?" 
Very good question .... Many 
answers. .. .But, they're all from 
the kitchen side of the serving rail ! 
Steam tables are coming. . . . At 

least, the food will be hot ! Birt 

that seems to be the kitchen's only 
onswer. A few suggestions are in 
order from your side! Have the 
coffee ready, keep the tables filled 
with milk and salad, dish the 
plotes out faster, hove the trays 
dry, put seporate mustord dishes 
and syrup containers on the tables, 
etc. Of course, the true answer 
would be to go back to dining room 
style. .. .serving on three shifts! 
At the present time you miss the 
dignity of service, grace is left 
out, public announcements are 
heard by only a handful of people, 
and, of course, you miss those cute 
little (?) waiters! 

The answer must be found.... 
Make suggestions to your Student 
Council and keep on complain- 
ing; to the faculty, to the dining 
hall attendants, to your parents . . . 
to anybody who will listen! But 
let's get this thing fixed!!! 

Exam Date Set 

Princeton, N. J. The Graduate 
Record Examinations, required of 
applicants for admission to a num- 
ber of graduate schools, will be 
administered at examination 
centers throughout the country 
four times in the coming year, 
Educational Testing Service has 
announced. During 1954-55 more 
than 9,000 students took the GRE 
in partial fulfillment of admission 
requirements of graduate schools 
which prescribed it. 

This fall candidates may take 
the GRE on Saturday, November 
19. In 1956, the dates are January 
21, April 28, and July 7. ETS 
advises each applicant to inquire 
of the graduate school of his 
choice which of the examinations 
he should toke and on which dates. 
Applicants for graduate school 
fellowships should ordinarily take 
the designated examinations in the 
fall administration. 

Application forms and a 
Bulletin of Information, which 
provides details of registration and 

So you've got it Tough 

one complains of not being able 
to smoke in class, please catch the 

"The use of tobacco in any 
form on the part of a student wil 
result in suspension or dismissal" 
What about the scholar who 
"just never gets around to" clean- 
ing his room? Well, we've got 
something for that one too: 

"The habitual keeping of a dis> 
orderly or untidy room will result 
in suspension or dismissal." 

Letfs move on to something 
closer to our hearts, the college 
curriculum. Today we throw up 
our hand in complete and absolute 
exasperation at the mere mention 
of history, algebra, biology or 
French. A word of warning; 
don't post what follows anywhere 
near the office of the Dean ! 

"Scheme of studies; Algebra, 
geometry, trigonometry, conic sec- 
tions, fluxions, surveying, navi- 
gation, natural philosophy, chemis- 
try, astronomy, moral philosophy, 
logic, metaphysics, rhetoric, ex- 
tensive reading in Greek and Latin 
authors. French is to be studied 
in leisure time." 

Notice that last line! 
The next bit of information may 
give a few people some ideas. 

In March 1921, the first "grub 
riot" occured. Fresh meat was to 
be served at least three times a 
week. When no fresh meat was 
served, a simple dessert was to 
be provided. * Students were not 
to be limited in the amount of 
coffee to be consumed. The stu- 
dents dared to ask for more."! 

Mother and Father literally 
screech at the cost of higher 
education. What would be their 
reaction at receiving a bill from 
Mr. Dumschott that looked like 
the following? 

Tuition $50.00 

Room rent 10.00 

Heat 10.00 

Light 5.00 

Care of room 3.00 

Rent-furniture 5.00 

Church fee 2.00 

Medical 5.00 

Total $90.00 

Text books cost from $5 to $10 per 
year. Laundry expenses about 
$12.00 per year. 

And there we have it. So you 
see, you haven't got it so tough 
after all! 

administration as well as sample 
questions, may be obtained from 
college advisers or directly from 
Educational Testing Service, 20 
Nassau Street, Princeton, N, J., or 
P. O. Box 27896, Los Angeles 27, 
California. A completed appli 
cation must reach the ETS office 
at least fifteen days before the 
date of the administration for 
which the candidate is applying. 

For weight-watchers: a med- 
ium-sized banana contains about 
95 calories. 






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Random Sports Harvest 

material for a separate article on lacrosse which appears 
elsewhere o nthis page. 

Individuals who won laurels are too numerous to mention. 
Washington College had a lion's share of men who were 
named to "All-Star" and "All- Conference" teams. We hope 
the men and the teams will perform as well this year. With 
your support and mine, they will surely give their op- 
ponents a workout. 


For a year or more this column was written faithfully 
by Wayne Gruehn, a 1955 graduate. Now that the dubious 
honor falls to me, I have the opportunity to salute him. 
Gruehn is now employed by WBOC radio and television 
stations in Salisbury, Md. He handles spot commercials, 
works with the news staff, and has two disc jockey programs 
a day. The first is from 7:30 to 8:00 p. m. and the second 
from 10:00 to 12:30 nightly. Those are on radio only, but 
last week he was promoted to TV floor director for the busy 
period from 6:00 to 7:30 each evening. Gruehn was a 
dependable ELM staffer who, to my knowledge, never missed 
a deadline. We wish him luck and success while con- 
fidently expecting that he will go to the top. 
Were You There? 

There are occasional moments in sports that survive for 
decades in the memories of fans who were there and 
witnessed the event. Later they derive great pleasure in 
relating it to friends. I'm no exception, so I'll tell my 
favorite anecdote. 

Clem McCarthy will probably be longest remembered 
as the fastest talker in the world. During the 1930's he was 
announcing boxing matches for the ABC Network. One night 
a pair of mediocre light-heavies were coupled in a ten-round 
main event at Madison Square Garden. The fight started 
slowly, but Clem rattled on at his usual speed. After the 
first round, one of the fighters leaned over the ropes toward 
Clem and yelled from coast-to-coast: "Hey, Clem! Slow 
down! I can't keep up yith you!" 

Fulbright Scholarships Open 

November 1, 1955, is the clos- 
ing date of the competitions for 
United States Government educa- 
tional exchange grants for grad- 
uate study abroad, it was announc- 
ed today by Kenneth Holland, 
President of the Institute of In- 
ternational Education, 1 East 
67th Street, New York City. One 
month remains in which to ap- 
ply for awards under the Ful- 
bright and Buenos Aires Conven- 
tion Programs for the 1956-57 
academic year. 

Scholarship application blanks 
are available at the Institute, at 
its Regional Offices in Chicago, 
Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, 
San Francisco and Washington, 
or in the offices of Fulbright Ad- 
visers on college and university 
campuses. A brochure describing 
the overseas study awards may be 

obtained from the Institute. 

The programs under the Ful- 
bright Act and the Buenos Aires 
Convention for the Promotion of 
Inter-American Cultural Rela- 
tions are part of the international 
educational exchange activities of 
the Department of State. They 
will give almost 1,000 American 
citizens the chance to study 
abroad during the 1056-57 aca- 
demic year. 

Countries where U. S. gradu- 
ate students may study under the 
Fulbright Program are Australia, 
Austria, Belgium and Luxem- 
bourg, Burma, Ceylon, Chile, Den- 
mark, Egypt, Finland, France, 
Germany, Greece, India, Italy, 
Japan, the Netherlands, New Zea- 
land, Norway, the Philippines, and 
the United Kingdom. 


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Alumni To Honor 
Five Graduates 

Five Washington College graduates will be awarded alumni 
citatidhs during the Fall Homecoming Banquet at the College this 
Saturday at 6:30 P. M. 

Each year since the citations program began in 1952 the Alumni 
Association has selected for citation several alumni who have dis- 
tinguished themselves in their chosen fields of endeavor. 

Those who will be honored this 
year are Wendell D. Allen, of 
Baltimore; J. Willard Davis, of 
Easton, Maryland; Jacob D. 
Rieger, of Waterbury, Connecticut; 
George Francis Beaven, of Solo- 
mon's, Maryland; and Reverend 
Wesley L. Sadler, who is in the 
United States on leave from 
missionary duties in Liberia. 

Marvin H. Smith, of Federals- 
burg, Maryland, president of the 
Alumni Association, will read the 
citations. They will be presented 
by Br. Daniel Z. Gibson, president 
of the College. 

Wendell D. Allen will be cited 
in the field of law. He is senior 
member of the Baltimore firm 
of AUen, Burch, & Allen, and has 
been a prominent figure for years 
in the Maryland legal scene. He 
received the A. B. degree at Wash- 
ington College in 1913, and M. A. 
degree there in 1916. He holds 
the L.L.B. degree from University 
of Maryland, 1916. He has been 
president of the Maryland Board 
of Education since 1953. 

A citation in education will go 
to J. Willard Davis, Superinten- 
dent of Schools in Talbot County 
(Md.), and one-time member of 
the College Board of Visitors and 
Governors. Mr. Davis graduated 
from Washington College, A. B., 
1915, and Columbia University, 
M. A., 1923. 

Jacob D. Rieger, Connecticut 
civic leader, youth counsellor, and 
educator, will be cited in civic 
affairs. He received the B. S. 
degree at Washington College in 
1928, and holds the degrees of 
M. A. and Ph. D. from the Uni- 
versity of Connecticut. He 
vice-principal of Leavenworth High 
School in Waterbury and director 
of sports for that city's high 

(Continued on Page 4) 

Club Plans 
Year's Work 

The year's program of the Young 
Republicans Club will center on 
arranging for a mock political 
convention late this spring, it was 
announced at the club's meeting 
Wednesday by President Buddy 
Sparks. To prepare for the con- 
vention the Republicans are work- 
ing with the Young Democrats and 
Forensic Society. 

The tentative GOP schedule 
calls for each meeting during the 
year to be concerned with drawing 
up a part of their campaign plat- 
form. Such meetings will discuss 
segregation, foreign policy, the 
budget, farm program, internal 
security, and other issues. 

During the year various out- 
standing political figures will speak 
to the club and assist in form- 
ulating a platform. U. S. 
Representative Edward T. Miller 
has been invited to speak at one 
of the November meetings. 

Varsity Dance Is 
At Rock Hall 

Al Green and his Cadets, a 
twelve piece orchestra, will furnish 
the music for the Homecoming 
Dance tonight in the Rock Hall 
Fire Hall from nine till one. The 
Washington College Varsity Club 
sponsors this dance every year. 

Tickets for the dance are $1.75 
and can be purchased from any 
Varsity Club member. Decorations 
are by the Art Club. 

Board Policy 
Made Known 

Financial policies for school 
publications were set forth at a 
recent meeting of the Committee 
on Student Publications, and 
additional matters were discussed. 
The ensuing report comes from the 
chairman of the committee, Jack 
Gard, Director of Public Relations. 

The following questions were 
settled : 

1. The financial books of the 
ELM will be audited once a month 
by the Business Manager of the 

2. The financial books of the 
PEGASUS will be audited once 
a month beginning December 1. 

Of the considerable number of 
items introduced the following 
matters are to be discussed further 
at subsequent meetings: 

1. The late publication of the 
PEGASUS during the last few 

2. Should the printer of the 
PEGASUS be approved by the com- 
mittee before the printing contract 
is let? 

3. What is to be done with the 
money in Professor Newlin's 

4. Should business managers be 
required to have their financial 
books approved by the committee 
as a condition of their graduation 
or advancements? 

5. A less expensive type year- 
book should be investigated. 

6. It was the feeling of the 
faculty members of the committee 
that the editor of a publication 
should have complete control of 
his operation including its busi- 
ness affairs and that the business 
manager should be subservient to 
the editor. 

The next meeting will be on Nov- 
ember 10 at 3:30 p. m. in room 17 
of William Smith Hall. 


11:00 A. M. — Meeting of Board 
of Visitors and 

11:30 A. M. — Luncheon for par- 
ents and students. 

12:45 P. M. — L u n c h e o n for 
Board of Visitors 
and Governors 
Governors with 
new faculty mem- 
2:00 P. M. — Dedication of Min- 

ta Martin Hall. 
3:00 P. M. — Soccer game with 
Gettysburg 'Col- 
lege and Faculty 
Round Table Dis- 
4:30 P. M. — Judging of fratern- 
ity bouse decora- 
tions, Alumni 
Council Meeting, 
and Fraternity 
Open House. 
P. M. — Annual Alumni- 
Faculty Banquet. 
p. M.— V ariity Club 

P. M. — A 1 u m n i Open 





Two big dances are coming up 
in the next month — the Kappa 
Alpha Sweetheart Dance and the 
Phi Sigma Kappa Moonlight Ball. 

Jazz Combo 
To Play Here 

Next month the Student Govern 
ment is sponsoring a jazz concert 
although the exact date is not 
known. Bobby Conway and his 
Dixie Six are shuffling up to our 
campus for the Bayou Club in 
Washington, D. C. The concert 
will last for two or three hours 
with an intermingling of a few 
progressive numbers with the 
dixieland numbers. Featured in 
the progressive numbers will be the 
piano, bass fiddle, and trumpet. 

Bobby Conway and his ag- 
gregation have earned a good 
reputation at the University of 
Maryland, George Washington 
University, and American Uni- 
versity. Attendance is not re- 
quired for this concert. 

Dedicate Martin Hall; 
Faculty Discusses College 

Five members of the Washing- 
ton College faculty will take part 
in a round table discussion today 
on the topic, "What is College 
for?" The discussion will deal 
chiefly with the program offered 
now at Washington College, and 
will take place on the second floor 
of the Bunting Library. 

A secondary topic of the dis- 
cussion will be the question of 
what the best education is a col- 
lege can give people for their 
money. The members of the dis- 
cussion are Dr. Ford and Miss 
Blumenthal of the Language 
Department, Dr. Erk of the 
Biology Department, and Dr. Taber 
and Dr. Barnett, both of the 
Economics Department. Dean 
Doyle will moderate the discussion 
to which all parents, students, 
faculty, and returning alumni are 

Group To Read 
At Convention 

On November 5th the Wash- 
ington Players will present t 
dramatic reading before the Mary> 
land State Student Council Con 
vention, to be held in Wicomico 
Senior High School, Salisbury, 
Maryland, on November 3, 4 and 
5, 1955. The Players will present 
a type of reading in the manner 
of the First Drama Quartet, the 
selection will be an adaptation of 
Anton Chekov's "The Proposal 

The principals for the reading 
will be Jack Daniel, Al Easterby 
and Eva Corliss. 

At the same convention the 
Washington College Choir will pre- 
sent a concert. The forty-eight 
member group under the direction 
of Dr. Frank C. Erk will appear on 
November 5 in a full concert. 

"Male Animal" Is 
Satire On College 

By Jerry Yudizky 
What would happen if the Wash- 
ington College Board of Directors, 
after having had the matter 
brought to its attention by a fiery 
editorial in the "ELM", acted to 
ban Mr. Henry from reading to 
his classes excerpts from "The 
Rise and Fall of Practically Every- 
one" on the grounds that it was 
un-American? A situation very 
similar to this will be brought to 
light on the stage of Wm. Smith 
Auditorium on Friday and Satur- 
day nights, November 11 and 12, 
when the Washington Players pre- 
sent the gay collegiate comedy, 
"The Male Animal". 

In the play, however, it is an 
English professor around whom 
the trouble and story centers. To 
quote the description in Burns 
Mantle's "The Best Plays of 1939- 
1940," Tommy Turner "is a young 

associate professor, thirty three 
years old, wears glasses, rather 
more charming than handsome. 
His clothes are a little baggy. He 
has a way of disarranging his hair 
with his hands, so that he looks 
like a puzzled spaniel at times". 
Around the Washington College 
campus Prof. Turner could pro- 
bably be likened somewhat to "Doc' 
James without an English accent 
For the two November nights the 
professor's name will be spelled 
J. Aldo Gallo, who plays what is 
probably the most serious role in 
this light-hearted satire. 

Tommy Turner's tribulations 
come about when university direc- 
tor Ed Keller undertakes a Joe 
McCarthy "anti-everything" house 
cleaning program. Prof Turner 
comes into the path of Keller's 
broom when Keller learns that 
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The dedication of Minta Martin 
Hall at 2:00 P. M. today is an i,tem 
of particular interest on this home- 
coming week-end. Mr. John H. 
Hessey, chairman of the Board of 
Visitors and Governors of Wash- 
ington College, will officiate at 
the dedication ceremony to be held 
in the main lounge of the new 
women's dormitory. 

The principal speaker of the 
program will be Dr. W. Kennedy 
Waller of Baltimore, the physician 
of the late Mrs. Martin. Dr. 
Danel Z. Gibson, President of 
Washington College, will make 
further dedicatory remarks. In 
the lounge is a bronze plaque on 
which are the names of all who 
contributed a share or more to 
the construction of the new build- 
ing. The unveiling of this plaque 
is to be done by Mr. Glenn L. 
Martin, Mrs. Martin's son and a 
famous aircraft industrialist. 

The Reverend Lewis F. Cole of 
St. Luke's Church in Church Hill 
will give a dedicatory prayer and 
Miss Emily Dryden will express 
the appreciation of the girls for 
the dormitory. 

John Niles Is 
Guest Artist 

The College-Community Concert 
series got under way at 8:30 
P. M. on Tuesday night with John 
Jacob Niles the guest vocalist. 
Mr. Niles rendered quite a few folk 
songs and ballads during the 
evening's entertainment. He is 
quite distinguished in this field and 
in addition to his singing Mr. Niles 
also arranges his own music. This 
was the first in a series of six 
concerts being presented this year 
by the group. 

The next concert will be held on 
Thursday evening, November 17 
and will feature two artists, 
Richard Anscheutz and Evi Liivak. 
Mr. Anscheutz will accompany 
Miss Liivak in a group of piano 
and violin renditions. 

Band Needs 

Organization of a pep band has 
stalled, pending the purchase or 
location of a bass horn. Jack 
Hunter and Al Stevenson, in charge 
of starting the band, say that 
nearly all necessary instruments 
are available except a Sousaphone 
and a baritone. The band could 
do without a baritone, but a bass 
horn is considered necessary. 

Stevenson, with money from the 
school, was prepared to buy a 
Sousaphone last summer, but the 
only prospective purchase was 
called off. Anyone knowing where 
to find a bass horn for the band 
is asked to see Stevenson or 





Washington College Chestertown, Maryland 

Established 1782 

Member of the 
Associated Collegiate Press 

Editor-in-Chief - George Hanst 

News Editor Ralph Usilton 

Feature Editor Emily Dbyden 

Sports Editor - - AL Albebtson 

Circulation Manager Roy Pippen 

Business Manage) Buddy Sparks 

News Staff — Kakie Brackett, Betty Warren. 

Feature Staff — Carol Kniseley, J. Aldo Gallo, Anna Lucy Allspach, 

Boo Locker, Jerry Levin, Jim Fowke, Carolyn Walls, Sarah 

Sachse, Leslie Hoffmann, Pat Shaffer, Myra Bonhage. 

Sports Staff — Jim Walker, Ronnie Dratch, Sid Friedman, Roy Pippen. 


It had been a beautiful car. A new one, gleaming with 
chrome and red and white paint, it featured the very latest 
in design with its continental styling and low lines. Inside 
there was palatial elegance in the slick upholstery and 
soft cushions. 

The car is not quite as beautiful as it was. A little bit 
of mud has dulled the sheen. One wheel is bent under the 
car like a broken leg. A headlight is staring at the bumper. 
A fender has several folds in it. Both doors rest on slanted 
hinges; they can't quite shut. There are only a few stains 
of blood on the upholstery. The windshield is skull-battered 
in a spot or two; the "death seat" passenger was traveling 
50 miles an hour but the car wasn't. And the steering 
wheel is now a right angle; he was going only 35 when 
he hit that. He's lucky by any standards. After all, he 
might lose his crooked smile in a few years if his lip heals 

Why did this accident happen? Better yet, why do any 
accidents happen? Someone merely neglects a simple 
courtesy. Perhaps someone doesn't dim his lights, or edges 
into the other lane, or follows another car too closely, or 
drives after drinking, or disregards a stop sign, or omits 
any number of simple courtesies. Someone merely forgets 
to consider the other driver. 

It was a beautiful car. It might have been the car 
of any of us. Or any one of us could have caused the wreck. 
Or each of us could be looking in a mirror at a crooked smile. 

Letter To The Editor 

Slowly but surely, the political 
organizations on this campus are 
flunking out. Only each and every 
one of us can prevent this. AH 
of the clubs on the campus lack 
the support that they need to sur- 
vive. If something isn't done in 
the near future, all of our extra- 
curricular activities are going to 
go right down the drain. 

The recent meetings of the 
Young Democrats prove this point 
quite well. The Young Democrats 
held their first meeting on October 
4th with six students in attendance. 
They decided that the reason for 
the small turnout was the lack 
of publicity. The students had 
not been informed! Therefore 
Committee for Membership and 
Publicity was formed. The chair- 
man of this committee, assisted by 
John MesseralL printed and placed 
15 posters around the campus. 
Notices were put on every bulletin 
board, form letters were distributed 
in each mailbox, and the result was 

Ten students and one faculty 
member attended the next meeting, 
which was held on Tuesday, 
October 18th. There are more 
than 10 Democrats on this cam- 
pus, so the question at hand is, 
"What went wrong " The officers 
of the organization were by no 
means at fault. An interesting 
meeting was well planned by Presi- 
dent Walt Baker. Bob Boyd and 
Angus Shannon bought refresh- 
ments which were much better than 
the conventional ginger ale dumped 
over ice cream with cookies, 
These people put themselves out 
for the students' benefit. The 
Young Democrats could put up a 
hundred posters, write two hundred 
letters, and drop leaflets from a 
helicopter, but the turnout would 
still be meager. This is no re- 
flection on the Democratic Party. 
The Young Republicans, The 
Forensic Society, and the religious 
organizations could do the same 
thing. The results would be the 

If someone were to outlaw and 
abolish these activities on the cam- 

pus, the students would scream 
bloody murder. But they are at- 
tempting to execute the clubs 
right now. Why? Clubs are here 
for our enjoyment and pleasure. 
Perhaps this falls on deaf ears, 
but ask any old salt or even a 
newcomer what they think of the 
spirit on this campus. The answer 
will be, "What spirit?" 

The "Summer soldiers and sun- 
shine patriots" on this campus had 
better get on the ball. This has 
been hashed over and run through 
the mill many times, but let's give 
these clubs some support before 
they flunk out. The students are 
cheating themselves. 

Bert Lederer 

Doing Anthing 


In my travels around the campus 
I've noticed that quite a few boys 
have been giving the beautiful 
young Miss Americas of Washing- 
ton College the mad rush (Don't 
grab, Boys, there are enough of 
us to go around!). 

Once in a while these lordly 
personifications of God's gift to 
women called college joes, con- 
descend to ask a girl for a date, 
and because of their jet-propelled 
egotism perhaps, their techniques 
are perfectly fantastic! 

While strolling down the Holly- 
wood and Vine of The W. C. cam- 
pus, I, the lowly co-ed, could 
easily imagine myself in the M. 
G. M. studio watching promising 
young actors making their screen 

First, I behold the Charles Boyer 
type (you know — the tall, dark, 
languid, and is he conceited man). 

He says, "Darling how lovely 

you look, with the moonlight 
shining on your golden hair. My 
dear, my love, come with me to 
the CASBIRD!" 

see the Marlon Brando type: Mnnn 
nnnn — Baby! How's about me and 
you doin' the town? Pick you up 
about eight. Don't keep me 

Now, in the middle of the read- 
(Continued on Page 4) 

On A Senior 

The outstanding senior of the 
week is Kay Cassoboon, who comes 
to W. C. from Millville, N. J. 
Since her freshman year Kay has 
been an active participant in all 
girl's sports — field hockey, basket- 
ball badminton and a member of 
the Girls Interclass Athletic As- 
sociation. During her freshman 
year she was named most valuable 
basketball player and the Out- 
standing Girl Athlete. Kay is a 

member of the Society of Sciences 
and writes articles for the 
PEGASUS. Serving as president 
of Alpha Chi Omega sorority and 
participating in the Panhellenic 
Council are Kay's busiest activities, 
this year. 

In the academic field, Kay is 
majoring in chemistry and takes 
languages for her minor. After 
graduation she hopes to work as 
a research analyst. 


by J. Levin and J. Fowke 

Hello again, humor lovers! It's 
once again our furshlugginer 
pleasure to bring you the latest in 
campus jive. 

All eyes (and stomachs) are 
turning at the thought of the 
Homecoming festivities. So we of 
J. & J. Jabber would like, if we 
may, to give you (our readers?) 
a few hints to set you hep as to 
what to expect and look for. 

Be a carefree lad with a smile 
and song, 

But turn your back and your 
bottle's gone. 

Girls, watch out for the shiny 
frat pin; 

It's just an excuse for a little 

Attention, all you bottles on the 

Watch for the fellow coming 
back named Moose. 

Readers, there's one thing that 
must be seen, 

And that is the crowning of the 
Broccoli Queen! 

And all you girls with low-cut 

Be on the watch for those campus 
clowns. t 

Some wise advice for drinkers 
to heed — 

Go slow, or else a bromo^you'll 

So don't be stuffy and don't be 

Let the good times roll, we'll see 
you there! 

In closing, we would like to ex- 
tend our sincerest wish that you 
all may have a nice weekend, and 
especially do we wish this to Mr. 
Nicely Nicely. 

Now this is J. & J. saying, 
"Remember, play it straight on the 

P.S. Readers! If studies have 
you down in the mouth, just re- 
member Jonah. He came out all 
right I 

The Inside Story Of Martin Hall 

Minta Martin Hall is a palace 
fit for a queen. To whom do we 
owe our gratitude? To the more 
than one thousand alumni and 
friends of the college who made 
this dream come true! 

In the spring of 1954, Martin 
Hall's corner stone was laid, and 
construction began immediately 
and continued through early 
September of this year. Brohan 
Brothers Company was the con- 
tractor who built our impressive 
colonial mansion in seventeen 
months, assisted by the architect, 
H. P. Hopkins. 

As soon as the ivy begins to 
climb up the brick walls, Minta 
Martin Hall, with its small paned 
windows, top floor dormers, white 
wooden doors and brass knockers, 
wrought iron railings, and big 
white pillars out front, will fit 
in perfectly with the other colonial 
structures on campus. 

The colonial theme is as 
authentic on the inside as on the 
outside. As we walk in the front 
door, we find ourselves in a large 
center lounge furnished in colonial 
style with benches, mirrors, cap- 
tain's chairs, and foam-rubber 
cushioned couches and arm chairs. 
The Woman's League of Chester- 
town is responsible for the lovely 
decor ; a Vermont firm supplied 
the motif. Off to the right and 
left of the main lounge are two 
smaller, yet equally comfortable 
and beautiful lounges, equipped 
with desks for group studying. 
The impressive works of art which 
adorn the walls came from the 
Art League of Chestertown. 

Down the long hall our tour 
proceeds, finding many new and 
exciting rooms behind the open 
doors. First, on our right, we find 
a card room decorated with a 
Williamsburg wall mural, -card 
table and chair sets, and all you 
could possibly want for an evening 
of bridge. This room is large 
enough for parties and dinners, 
too. Adjoining the card room a 
brank new kitchen sparkles. The 
facilities in it consist of a stove, 
an oven, a- refrigerator-freezer 
combination, sinks, cabinets, and 
everything useful in preparing for 

parties or a late snack. 

Down the left side of the cor- 
ridor are the sorority rooms ; 
Alpha Chi Omega first, Zeta Tau 
Alpha in the middle, and Alpha 
Omicron Pi last. 

Next to the kitchen is an in- 
firmary containing six beds and a 
surgical sink and then the suite 
of the housemother, Mrs. Strauff. 
Across from these rooms is the 
laundry room with two washing 
machines, two dryers, and ironing 
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Dear Parents 

Philosophy 511 
First Semester, 1955 
Dear Parents, 

Well here I am .... at last 

Just thought I'd write you a short 
note telling you that I arrived 
safely and will be home for Christ- 
mas .... Going to Philly over 
Thanksgiving to look for trans- 
lations don't tell Things 

are different here this year .... 
more girls .... Live in a new 
dorm .... more lights .... Junior, 
now ! . . . . more work .... Got job 

this year - put salt in shakers 

anything for money (only kidding, 

honest!) Snack Bar under 

Hodson now .... Brilliant idea 
with cafeteria upstairs .... Home- 
coming today .... who's going 

home? All kinds of people 

"floating" around - parties all 
afternoon and dance tonight .... 

Finally got date sucker .... 

Alumni look great money .... 

Administration putting on show . . . 
Glad to hear you're not coming . : . 
I'm floating .... Soccer team 
sounds great .... finally came 

home First bluebook 

Surprise! .... I passed Guess 

you're glad to know I haven't 
much longer .... two or three 
years, at the most .... Diamonds 
all over the place again .... 
Don't get hopes up - no guy's that 
crazy! "Factors of maladjust- 
ment may arise out of home 
situations" - Say, what did you 
do to me when I was a kid? .... 

Dad hit me, pow!! How is 

everything at home? I'll send 

you a book on how to raise the 
Continued on Page 4 

Introducing The Faculty . . 

Irving Barnett 

Dr. Irving Barnett, our new 
economics teacher from Garden 
City, Long Island, received his de- 
gree of Bachelor of English Lit- 
ei-ature from Yale. He then en- 
tered Columbia Law School and 
was admitted to the bar. Prior 
to his induction in the Army, Dr. 
Barnett worked with the National 
Research Board. After the Army 
sent him to Harvard to study 
Chinese, he went to China as an 
economic planner and field officer 
for UNRRA, where he worked 
both in Nationalist and Commun- 
ist areas. On his return to the 
United States, he entered Colum- 
bia to study international rela- 
tions and law and often served in 
informal capacities at the U. N. 
In 1951 he administered the Phil- 
adelphia office of a Quaker society 
for aid to foreign peoples and in 
1953 he taught at Haverford. He 
received his Ph. D. from Columbia 
after submitting his dissertation 
on "UNRRA in China". Dr. 
Barnett has a variety of hobbies 
such as music and tennis, but says 
that most of all he enjoys meet- 
ing people and exchanging ideas 
and conversation. 

Charles Weit 

Mr. Charles West, the new art 
instructor from nearby Centre- 
vine, was a student at St. Johns 
for two years and then attended 
the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine 
Arts. After four years, he was 
awarded the Cresson Memorial 
Traveling Scholarship and went to 

France for study. He did studio 
work and then studied frescoe 
painting at the University of 
Iowa, after which he was award- 
ed a fellowship at the Herron Art 
School and received his Bachelor 
of Fine Arts degree. This same 
year he married Mrs. West, who is 
also an artist. Mr. West has 
taught at the Herron Art School, 
St. Mary's Hall, Delaware Art 
Center, Notre Danu School in Bal- 
timore, and at the public schools 
in Kent County. He has won 
honors in shows, and included 
among his many exhibits have been 
ones at the Pennsylvania Acad- 
emy, Herron Institute, Chicago 
Institute, Academy of Arts and 
Letters, and the National Acad- 
emy of Design. Mr. and Mrs. 
West recently held a two-man 
show in Annapolis, and are inter- 
ested in the local Kent County Art 
League. Mr. West's hobbies are 
canoeing, gardening, and refor- 

Elizabeth Rudd 
Teaching English here at W. C. 
this year is Dr. Elizabeth Rudd. 
Born in New York City, she re- 
ceived her B. A. degree at Bryn 
Mawr in 1947. She taught there 
for one year, and then, having 
been awarded two fellowships by 
the American Association of Uni- 
versity Women, she went to Eng- 
land, where she earned her Ph. D. 
from Oxford University in 1951, 
and studied at Reading and Cam- 
bridge. Abroad for seven or 
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Sho 5 Booters Sport 2-0-2 Record; 

Will Play Gettysburg Here Today 

Sho'men Edge Loyola 
2-1 For Second Win 

The Greyhounds of Loyola 
met defeat at the hands of 
the Sho' soccer eleven at Ever- 
green October 11. The final 
score was 2 to 1. 

Near the end of the first 
period, center forward Roger 
Smoot scored the first goal 
when a direct penalty kick 
was called against Loyola for 
a "hands" play. 

At halftime the score was 1-0 
in spite of lively offensive action 
of both teams. 

Inside right Rex Lenderman 
scored the first goal of his college 
soccer career half way through the 
third period. Lenderman kicked 
the ball in with his left foot from 
ten yards, out, after Smoot had 
booted it to him from the side of 
the field. 

A minute or so after Lender- 

man's goal, outside right Ed Dentz, 
assisted by outside left Dave Bryan, 
scored for the Greyhounds and 
spoiled the Sho'men's chances of 
a shutout. Dentz and Bryan used 
the same tactics that Smoot and 
Lenderman had used at the other 
end of the field. 

There was no scoring in the 
fourth quarter, but there could 
have been except for the brilliant 
defense put up by the fullbacks 
and goalies of both teams. 

Goalie Joe Szymanski collected 
17 saves for the Sho' men, while 
Allenbaugh of Loyola took credit 
for 22. 

W. C. 10 1 0—2 

Loyola 1 0—1 

Scoring : Washington — Smoot, 
Lenderman. , 

Loyola — Dentz. 

— Random Sports Harvest — 

By Al Albertson 

Ye Sports Editor almost fell down on the job this 
week. This column was supposed to contain enough in- 
formation — complete with diagrams — to give the average 
person a spectator's knowledge of what goes on in a soccer 
game. Certain other factors of the academic and social 
world took first priority, however, and I didn't get around 
to doing the necessary research. 

The Sho'men play their first home game today at 3:00 
p. m. Firmly believing that mystery breeds indifference, 

I urge everyone to read carefully the section in the program 
concerning soccer which Bedford Groves thoughtfully in- 
cluded. A stranger to the game can't very well understand 
the tactics used without the aid of diagrams. But the pro- 
gram will be helpful if the spectator knows the positions 
of the eleven players on each team. 

It might be well to remind the student body that there 
are only four home games during the 1955 soccer season. 
Today's game should be a rugged affair, because Gettysburg 
usually has a topnotch team. 

Our Homecoming opponent last year was Lynchburg and 
we won 6-0. The year before was a different story. On 
Homecoming Day in 1953, Franklin and .Marshall took us 
for a 3-1 loss. With such a good start this season we should 
have the edge over Gettysburg. 

The Baltimore Press 

As evidence of the respect Washington College's soccer 
team commands, I refer you to the Evening Sun of October 

II the day we beat Loyola. Walter Taylor interviewed 
Coach Athey and wrote a somewhat analytical feature 
about the team. Taylor's most significant comment: "Give 
the Sho'men an inside right, and some reserve forwards, 
and Athey promises they will kick up some dust in both 
the Mason-Dixon and Middle Atlantic Conferences." 

The team has played four games so far and all hands 
are in excellent condition. Today's game is the halfway 
point in the ten-game season, and the experience the squad 
has had will pay off in the remaining games to be played. 
In this last half of the season the schedule includes the 
perennial toughies— Catholic U., Johns Hopkins and Balti- 
more U. 

Feature This! 

Beginning with the next issue of the ELM, there will 
be a new feature on the sports page. Several students have 
asked why no recognition is given to individual athletes 
other than in "Freshman Prospect." We think the idea has 
enough endorsement to merit a trial. The new column will 
be built around the "most-improved-player" angle. Our 
first nomination for this feature is a Sophomore who is 
playing his second season of collegiate soccer. You can 
read about him in the next issue. 

Athletics are promoted in military camps with great zeal 
and intense rivalry. And, without exception, there is 
always the joker in the crowd. The most touted affair 
at Quantico in 1948 was the football game between the 
marines and Fort Benning, the Army's East Coast Champions. 

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Franklin & Marshall Held To 
1-1 Tie In Overtime Battle 

- Prospect - 

Bob Mundeno 

By Ronnie Dratch 

This is the second in a series of 
articles on Freshman prospects this 
year at Washington College, but 
by no means is our subject this 
week of secondary caliber. 

One of the major factors in the 
Sho'men's soccer victory over 
Loyola last week was the outstand- 
ing play of Freshman Bob Mun- 
deno. Starting in his first col- 
legiate game, Bob reminded many 
of the spectators of two past 
greats, Dick Weller and Doug 
Tilley. Bob combines the never- 
ending hustle of Weller with the 
toe talent of Tilley to give the 
Washington College offense speed 
plus accuracy. 

A halfback in his high school 
days, Bob has successfully switch- 
ed to wing position under Coach 
Ed Athey's capable supervision. 
The big change hasn't seemed to 
bother him at all. 

Bob hails from Lonaconing, M,d., 
where he graduated from Valley 
High School in 1955. While at 
Valley he compiled one of the most 
outstanding athletic records in the 
school's history. A three-letter 
man for two years, Bob Was a 
member of Valley's championship 
soccer team in 1955, and was also 
instrumental in getting into the 
finals of the Western Maryland 
Interscholastic Championships. 

In baseball Bob was, and still is, 
a protege of ex-big leaguer "Lefty" 
Grove, a native of Lonaconing. 

Bob was awarded a Senatorial 
Scholarship and is majoring in the 
sciences. He plans to enter medical 
school after he graduates from 
Washington College. 

Although sports take a major 
portion of his time, Mundeno still 
likes to tinker with his 1946 Ford. 

Harriers Lose 

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In First Meet 

Coach Donald Chattelier made 
his coaching debut at Washington 
College as his cross country run- 
ners matched their talents against 
Towson here on October 7. It was 
a losing battle for the Sho'men as 
Towson won by a score of 24-31. 

Bud Moore of the Sho' squad 
was first to cross the finish line in 
14 minutes and 11 seconds. 
Spencer of Towson was second with 
a time of 14 minutes, 17 seconds. 

Joe Thompson took third place 
for the Sho'men by crossing the 
finish line in 14 minutes, 33 sec- 

The Sho' harriers took first, 
third, tenth, twelfth, thirteenth, 
and fourte.enth places in the meet. 

The evenly matched soccer 
teams of Washington College 
and Franklin and Marshall 
played a fighting game to a 
1-1 deadlock in two overtime 
periods last Saturday in 

Outside left Luther Vaught 
opened the scoring after 19 
minutes of the first quarter 
had elapsed, assisted by left 
halfback Arnold Sten. 

The scoreless second period cost 
the Sho'men the valuable services 
of left fullback Sam Spicer, who 
was injured and could not return 
to the game. Freshman George 
Walters substituted for Spicer 
during the remainder of the game 
and turned in a commendable per- 
formance. The extent of Spicer's 
injuries could not be determined 
at the time. 

Washington College held on to 
the one goal lead until the end 
of the third period. With less 
than two minutes remaining in the 
quarter, outside left Lessig scored 
unassisted for Franklin and Mar- 
shall to tie up the game and end 

By Sid Friedman 

the scoring. 

Goalie Joe Szymanski snared 
15 saves for the Sho'men and 
Baker accounted for 12 for Frank- 
lin and Marshall. 

A ruling of the Middle Atlantic 
Conference allows a maximum of 
two overtime periods if the score 
is tied at the end of the fourth 
quarter. If either of the teams 
scores in overtime, the tie is broken 
and the game ends. There is no 
such ruling in the Mason-Dixon 

Including the two overtime 
periods, the Franklin and Mar- 
shall game lasted two hours and 
twelve minutes. A regulation 
game consists of four 22-minute 
quarters, or one hour and twenty- 
eight minutes of playing time. 

All members of the Sho' team 
agree that the Franklin and Mar- 
shall contest was the toughest one 
they have played this year. Both 
teams had to have superb defensive 
units to prevent any scoring in 
three consecutive quarters. 

W. C. 10 0—1 

F&M 10 0—1 


Foxwell Ahead In Touch 
Football: Blue Birds 2nd. 

By Pigskin Pete 

Football on campus is confined 
to the six-man touch intramural 
variety, but as always competition 
is keen among the six teams in the 
league this year. 

Athletic Director Ed Athey is 
intramural commissioner this year, 
succeeding George Stanton, who 
graduated last June. 

The opening game was a victory 
for the Blue Birds, an indepen- 
dent team, over Kappa Alpha. The 
final score was 14 to 7. 

The Freshman team from Fox- 
well is currently on top in the 
league with no losses. The Blue 
Birds and Theta Chi share second 
place with two wins and one loss 

Foxwell beat Theta Chi, last 
year's league champions, by a score 
of 6 to 2 in their first game. 

Lambda Chi won its first game, 
13 to 7, against the Phi Sigs, but 
in their second game they lost to 
the Blue Birds, 50 to 0. 

A new rule of the league this 
year did away with the four-down 
allowance. Each team now has five 

downs in which to make a touch- 
down. Scoring constitutes a first 
down. On the fifth down, the team 
that has the ball must surrender 
it to the opposing team. 

Reaction to the new rule was 
mixed, because of the high regard 
for the four-down system or 
necessary yards gained to con- 
stitute a first down. 

We hope the ELM's readers will 
understand the difficulty involved 
in keeping up with intramural 
happenings. The paper is pub- 
lished fortnightly, whereas games 
are played nearly every day. The 
best we can promise is a general 
resume similar to the foregoing in 
each issue. Any seeming neglect of 
intramural affairs is wholly un- 
avoidable and is not always due to 
inferior reporting. 
Won Lost Pctg. 




Blue Birds 




Theta Chi 




Lambda Chi 




Kappa Alpha 




Phi Sigs 



Mounts Win X-Country Meet 

By Roy Pippen 
Last Tuesday afternoon was 
respectably quiet here at Washing- 
ton College. However, it was 
a different story at Mt. St Mary's 
College in Emmittsburg, Md. The 
strong, experienced cross country 
team of the Mounts was fighting 
an uphill battle to gain a winning 
score over the toughest opponent 

they have faced this season — Wash- 
ington College. 

Mt. St. Mary's won by a score 
of 23-35 but they knew better than 
anyone else that they had beaten 
a spirited and determined team. 

A firm second place was cap- 
tured for Washington College by 
the superb running of track 
veteran Buddy Moore. In third 
on page 4) 




ODK Lists 

..To be eligible for tapping into 
Omicron Delta Kappa, the male 
national honorary leadership fra- 
ternity, a student must be in^the 
upper third of his junior or senior 
class in scholarship and possess 
a record of two major activities 
or one major and two minor activi- 
ties in the five fields recognized 
by ODK — Scholarship, Public- 
ations, Athletics, Speech and 
Dramatic Arts, Social and Religi- 
ous. Only one major or minor 
may have achieved in the same 
field. In the case of more than 
one candidate being qualified with 
adequate majors and minors, total 
points accumulated will be taken 
into consideration. Activities 
which do not count as majors or 
minors, but for which points may 
be accumulated are indicated by an 
asterisk (*). 

1. Scholarship 

Major: Points 

Member of Sigma Sigma 

Omicron 4 

President of Sigma Sigma 
Omicron 4 

Minor : 

Special Scholastic Award . 2 
{as Scholarship or Commence- 
ment awards). 

2. Publications 

Editor, ELM 5 

Editor, PEGASUS 5 

Business Manager, ELM or 



Associate editors of above 

publications 3 

Staff editors 3 

*Two years of service on 

staff 2 

Reporters 1 

3. Athletics 
Major : 

Captain of a major sport . . 6 
3 letters in major sports . . 4 
President of varsity club . . 4 

3 years as manager, one of 
them as Head manager . . 3 
Letter winner in major sport 3 
Special Athletic awards . . 3 
*A11-Star recognition .... 2 
*Other Varsity Club officers . 2 
•Varsity Club member .... 1 
•Assistant manager 1 

4. Speech and Dramatic Arts 
Major : 

Member in Alpha Psi Omega 4 
President, Washington Play- 
ers , . 4 

President, Forensic Society 4 

Chairman, Debate or Political 
Union or Forensic Society 
Intercollegiate Debater, 8 de- 
bates J 

Intercollegiate Debater, 4 de- 
bates 2 

Stage Manager, Washington 

Players 3 

Major part, 3-act play 3 

Director of 3-act play .... 3 

•Choir member 

Director, 1-act play 2 

•Other officers, above groups . 2 
•"Oscar" award 2 

5. Social and Religious 

President, Student Govern- 
ment 6 

President, Fraternity .... 5 
President, Society of Sciences 


President, Senior Class 5 


Other major officers, above 

groups 3 

Member, Student Council . . 3 
President, Mt. Vernon Literary 

Society 3 

President, Religious clubs . . 3 
President, Future Teachers of 

America 3 

President of Junior, Sopho- 
more, or Freshmen 3 

President, political clubs . . 3 
Other major officers, above 

Graduates Honored 

George Francis Beaven, B. S. 
1925, will be cited in science. A 
nationally known figure in shell- 
fishery investigations, he is chief 
biologist at the Chesapeake 
Biological Laboratory, Maryland 
Department of Research and Ed- 
ucation. Mr. Beaven holds the 
M. A. degree from Duke Universi- 
ty, 1937 and has studied at the 
University of Maryland and Wake 
Forest College. 

The Reverend Wesley L. Sadler, 
Jr., Washington College, A. B., 
1935, will receive a citation in 
religion. A missionary and 
linguist, he is director of the 
language-literature-literacy pro- 
gram of the Lutheran Church in 
Liberia, Africa. He holds the B. D. 
degree from Gettysbury Seminary, 
and the M. A. and Ph. D. degrees 
from Hartford Seminary. 

Doing Anything? 

ng room of Bunting Library I 
■etch the act of the most mimicked 
type. The comedian — Jerry Lewis: 
Are you going to the dance 
Saturday night? You're not? Are 
you doing anything Saturday 
night? You're not? Then could I 
come over and borrow your soap??" 

Coming out of Cain Cym I see 
the John Wayne technique. He 
casually strolls up behind his prey, 
grabs her by the shoulder and 
wrenches her around, blurts 
"Eight, Saturday", turns, and 
walks away and ignores the girl 
for the rest of the week, so she 
wonders whether she has or 
doesn't have a date! This type 
belives in action, not words. 

Last, but not least, I passed by 
the shy reserved approach — Mr. 
Peepers: "Uhhh, hello, Mary Lou. 
My, it's a pretty day. Lovely 
weather for homecoming. I'll bet 
the dance will be very nice. Gee, 
I wish I were going. Mary Lou? 
Uhhh, uhhh, Oh, I have to go to 

Seriously, boy, all I've said was 
just in fun. I hope I haven't af- 
fended any of you. Really, I think 
you're great, all of you. And, 
well, I haven't got a date for 
Homecoming, yet, and gee, just 
try any old line on me — but 
hurry ! ! ! 

groups 2 

Chairman, Inter-Faith Day . 3 
It should be noted, that the point 
system of ODK is revised per- 
iodically in accordance with 
national suggestions and for the 
purpose of recognizing new activi- 
ties. At times, formerly recognized 
activities are given higher rating; 
at other times, due to decreased 
activities, they may be given a 
lower classification. 

Approved by Alpha Psi Circle of 
Omicron Delta Kappa, October 17, 

Charles B. Clark, Secretary. 

New Jersey has 1,972 miles of 

Mounts Win 

place, immediately behind Buddy, 
was Joe Thompson, a Freshman 
from whom we should be hearing 
quite a bit this year. Ninth, tenth 
and eleventh positions were award- 
ed Bob LeCates, letterman Alex 
Stauf, and Don Messenger, re- 

Coach Chattelier can be just- 
ifiably proud of this record. Not 
one man on the Sho' team failed 
to finish the race. This is 
especially impressive in view of 
the fact that the course was 
approximately one mile longer than 
any course our team has run thus 

The team, though somewhat 
green at the start, is shaping up 
nicely. They have shown daily 
improvement and should realize 
their full potential by next week's 
meet with West Chester. 

"Male Animal" 

the English instructor plans to 
read to his classes a letter by a 
reputed Fascist. Howard Mor- 
rison's portrayal of Ed Keller, and 
Dan Haupt's enactment of Keller's 
old college-days' buddy, Ail- 
American Joe Ferguson, is an 
evening's worth of entertainment 
in itself. The Homecoming re- 
union of these two is a hilarious 
facsimile of many greetings that 
will undoubtably be seen on this 
campus today. 

Written by two former school- 
mates at Ohio State University, 
James Thurber and Elliott Nugent, 
"The Male Animal" was one of 
the three top shows to hit Broad- 
way sixteen seasons ago, the other 
two being "The Man Who Came to 
Dinner", and "Life With Father". 
Its humor and interest to a col- 
lege student audience is even 
greater than that of its two record- 
breaking contemporaries. 

Tickets for the production, which 
is being directed by Pete Riecks, 
will be on sale in about a week. 
Students are reminded that under 
the new seating arrangements, 
general admission seats will be 80 
cents, reserved seats per perform- 
ance one dollar, and reserved seats 
for the season two dollars. 

Grizzly bears weighing a ton 
lived in America in prehistoric 

Lake Titicaca in South Ameri- 
ca is half as big as Lake On- 






Cross St. 
Chestertown, Md. 

Washington College Book Store 

Books — Supplies 

Gifts — Novelties 

Gym Suits — Shoes 

T-Shirts — Sweat Shirts — Jackets 

Random Sports Harvest 

It was a dull, misty day, but the post band was there to 
keep things lively. A drizzle set in at halftime and the 
bandsmen were trying desparately to keep their instruments 
dry. The bandmaster was Warrant Officer Gus Olaguez 
(now retired), a congenial expert at repartee. Near the 
end of the third period Quantico was ahead by a score of 
about 47-6 and nothing much was happening on the field. 
During the lull a spectator high up in the stands, safely out 
of sight of the generals' box, yelled to Gus to "play some 
music." Gus pointed toward the Army's grey uniforms on 
the field and replied, "What do you want to hear, 'The 
Old Grey Mare'?" 

Minta Martin Hall 


The two upper floors house the 
quarters of the Assistant Dean of 
Women, Miss Mary G. Paget, sit- 
ting rooms, phone booths, the office 
with' its efficient buzzer system 
for contacting the residents, and 
the rooms of the girls. The top 
floor will be finished in dormitory 
rooms when the women's enroll- 
ment of the college warrants ex- 

All the windows in the dormitory 
were donated by Mr. Frank Russell, 
the benefactor of little boys, who 
replaces any windows they may 
break with base-balls. 

Our beautiful new building, 
which is being dedicated today, is 
named for Mr. Glenn L. Martin's 
mother. Mr. Martin completed 
and furnished our new home. 

Today's dedication is a red-letter 
event for Washington College, and 
Martin Hall will be open to visitors 
all day long. 

Introducing Faculty 

eight years, she visited Galway in 
Ireland, and met William Butler 
Yeats and also traveled in Spain, 
France, Belgium, and Holland. 
She hopes to visit Italy and 
Greece soon. 

Dr. Rudd's doctoral thesis, 
which she developed into a book, 
"Divided Image", a study of Wil- 
liam Blake, was published by Sir 
Herbert Reed. She now has a 
publisher's grant for a second 
book on Blake, "Organized In- 
nocence", which the American 
Philosophical Society has helped 
her finish. It will be published 
next year. 

Dr. Rudd likes it here at W. C. 
and says she is pleasantly surpris- 
She enjoys teaching the 
many different types of students 
and finds the interaction of varied 
minds very interesting. Also, she 
likes the co-ed atmosphere, which 
she says is quite different from 
that of Oxford and Bryn Mawr. 

Appoint Sparks 
GOP Chairman 

Appointment of Buddy Sparks 
as College Chairman of the Mary- 
land Federation of Young 
Republicans will become offiicial 
this week when Richard Paul 
Gilbert, president of the state 
organization, receives Sparks' 

In offering the job to Sparks, 
local club president Gilbert said 
the duties would include super- 
vising all college Young Republic- 
ans clubs in the state, and taking 
an active part in organizing clubs 
in other colleges. 

Dear Parents 

other kids .... One like me is 
enough .... Brain .... (ha!) .... 
Unlimited cuts .... all uncutable 
classes! (new word) .... Tell 
Ginny she's smart to be out work- 
ing .... clothes .... Went up the 

road last night — new milkbar 

No yearbook .... no i^en dollars 
. . . .Pres talks of Steel Strike . . . 

should reread article Expect 

call (collect) .... May want to 
go away sometime and if so warden 
will request reprieve form you . . . 
Got letter yesterday .... Life - 
forgot to pay bill last year .... 
Freshmen girls conquer un- 
conquerable .... both men and 

math Ass't Dean great - wears 

bermudas .... went to concert 
tuesday .... course called As- 
embly Cuts 101 .... Must run now 

Dinner in half hour so better 

get in line .... Write someday . . . 
Say hello to someone for me .... 
Don't miss me too much .... Until 
next semester, (or until I flunk 
out), I remain your ever loving 


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ODK Initiates 
Three Seniors 

Omicron Delta Kappa, the na- 
tional honorary fraternity on the 
Washing-ton College campus, held 
its annual fall assembly and tap- 
ping ceremony on Thursday, Oct- 
ober 27. In charge of the pro- 
gram was George Hanst, the 
President of ODK. Hanst ex- 
plained the recognition of stu- 
dents in the five fields for mem- 
bership in Omicron Delta Kappa. 
The fields are Scholarship, Pub- 
lications, Athletics, Speech, and 
Dramatic Arts, and Social and 
Religious activities. 

Dr. P. G. Livingood then intro- 
duced the guest speaker, Mr. W. 
Theodore Boston, who graduated 
from Washington College. in 1930. 
While enrolled at Washington 
College Mr. Boston was a mem- 
ber of the first lacrosse team and 
Phi Sigma Tau Fraternity which 
is now Lambda Chi Alpha. 

Following his graduation Mr. 
Boston taught and in 1938 be- 
came County Supervisor of Dor- 
chester County. In 1952 he join- 
ed the State Department of Edu- 
cation and is now in charge of 
teacher education in Maryland 
colleges. Mr. Boston spoke on 
colloges and their graduates as 
compared to non-college students. 

The tapping of the newly sel- 
ected members of ODK followed. 
Les Bell, president of Kappa Al- 
pha, captain of the tennis team, 
member of the Varsity Club, and 
Sports Editor of the Pegatui; and 
Aldo Gallo, member of Alpha Psi 
Omega honorary dramatic frat- 
ernity, president of the Washing- 
ton Players, President of the 
Mount Vernon Literary Society, 
and member of Kappa Alpha 
were the first two men tapped. 

The other student to be tap- 
ped was Ralph Laws, president 
of the Student Government As- 
sociation, vice-president of Theta 
Chi, picture editor of the Pegaiui, 
and holder of a letter in soccer, 
The speaker, Mr. Boston, was 
also tapped, and initiation was 
held after the completion of the 


THREE NEW members of Omicron Delta Kappa who were 
tapped at the assembly on October 27. Shown, left to right 
are Ralph Laws, J. Aldo Gallo, and Les Bell. 

Set Date 
For Jazz 

Monday, November 21 is the 
definite date set aside for the jazz 
concert. Bobby Conway and his 
Dixie Six will be assembled in 
William Smith Hall auditorium 
from 8 to 10 o'clock for two solid 
hours of jazz. The Student 
Government, who is sponsoring this 
assembly, would like everyone to 
come and enjoy our '55 Jazz Con- 

Society Seeks 
Student Essays 

In an attempt to revive public- 
ation of the traditional campus 
literary magazine, the SAUSAGE 
the Mt. Vernon Literrary Society 
is asking students to submit their 
original poetry, short stories, and 

According to present plans, the 
SAUSAGE will be out by Thanks 
giving and will be distributed free 
to all students. 

Material should be given to Aldo 
Gallo, Hezzy Howard, or Pete 

Forensic Group Holds 
Mock U.N. Meeting 

A mock Security Council meeting discussing the admittance of 
Red China marked the Forensic Society's observance of the 10th 
anniversary of the United Nations, in a public program held Tuesday 
night in Bill Smith Hall. 

"Delegates" from the various countries expounded the authentic 
views of the actual delegates in the Security Council. The Embassies 
and Permanent Delegations of the nations concerned were consulted 
to supplement the group's research information. 

Following the hour's discussion the delegates voted 8-2 against 
admitting Communist China, 

Crown Queen 
AT K. A. Dance 


Students Select 
Dryden Queen 

Barbara Anderson was crowned 
Kappa Alpha Sweetheart last 
night by Les Bell, president of the 
fraternity, at their annual Sweet- 
heart Dance at the Rock Hall Pire 
Hall. The affair lasted from 8 
P. M. to 12 midnight. 

Music was furnished by Paul 
Fredericks' Band which has played 
at other Washington College 
functions. Following the crowning 
members of Kappa Alpha joined 
in singing the "Sweetherat Song" 
to their Queen. Last year's K. A. 
Sweetheart was Joan Vanik. 

Turkey Shoot 

Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity is 
planning a turkey shoot prior to 
the Thanksgiving Vacation. The 
affair is open to everyone and 
prizes will be awarded in each of 
the divisions. The divisions will 
include shotgun and rifle events, 
with some events that require no 
particular shooting skill. The 
time and date of the shoot will be 
. announced later. 

At the annual Homecoming 
Dance, held at the Rock Hall 
Fire Hall, on October 22, Emily 
Dryden was crowneil Queen by 
Varsity Club president, Ronnie 


Representing the Junior Class 
was Sarah Sachse, Sophomore 
Class, Carole Christensen, and 
Freshman Class, Lee Burris. The 
Thursday preceding the dance a 
primary election was held with 
students entering names of a rep- 
resentative from their respective 
class and the sophomores, juniors, 
and seniors the name of a 
Queen. Friday, the elections were 
held and the results were an- 
nounced that night. The Queen 
and her court were present dur- 
ing intermission. 


Unofficial odds this week were 

7 to 1 that the 1955 PEGASUS 

wouldn't be out in November. 

Dean Lists 
Dance Rules 

Dean Doyle published a list of 
the regulations governing all school 
dances, this week. He reminds 
students that failure to comply 
with any of these regulations may 
cause a dance to be cancelled by 
the administration at the last 
minute. The rules follow: 

1. A clearance form for all 
dances must be submitted to the 
Assistant Dean of Women, Miss 
Paget, not less than one week be- 
fore the scheduled date for the 
event, with all necessary signa- 
tures affixed. 

2. The date of the affair must be 
fixed in advance on the Activities 
Calendar in the Dean's Office on a 
date not previously claimed by any 
other organization. 

3. An organization applying for 
a date on the Activities Calendar 
will not be assigned that date until 
its officers have circulated the 
clearance form and submitted 
copies of it to the Assistant Dean 
of Women. The Assistant Dean of 
Women will then notify the Dean'i 
Otfiice that she is ready to author- 
ize the placing of the dance on the 
Activities Calendar. 

4. Chaperone cards must be sub. 
mitted to the Assistant Dean of 
Women not less than one week be 
fore the scheduled dance. 

5. Permission to conduct any 
college party or dance off campus 
must be obtained from the As- 
sistant Dean of Women before the 
event is placed on the schedule. 

GOP's Plan 
'56 Platform 

Cutting the first plank of the 
campaign platform to be used in 
next year's mock political con- 
vention and election, the Young 
Republican Club on Wednesday 
voted to take a "strong stand" 
against segregation, and appointed 
a committee to write up the policy 
by next meeting. 

Comprising the committee are 
George Hanst, Ralph Laws, Jim 
Wright, and Tony Stalone. * 

The vote came after preliminary 
opinion reports by Paul Proom and 
Dina Henry, and general dis- 
cussion presided over by John 

Campaign policy for next 
meeting will concern private and 
public power developments. 

Senior Class Sponsors 
Sadie Hawkins Dance 

It's Sadie Hawkins Day again 
on Campus and everyone is going 
to Cain Gym tonight to the Sadie 
Hawkins Dance. "Sam the 
Marryin' Man" will be on hand to 
"hitch" the best-costumed campus 
couple. Sam, or the local justice 
of the peace, will be portrayed by 
Mr. Meigs. - 

Tickets for the dance are only 
25c each and the dance is from 
8 to 12. The Sadie Hawkins 
Dance is annually sponsored by the 
Senior Class and the proceeds wi 
go to them. 

Players Present 
'Male Animal' 

Two hours of mad hilarity of 
humor will be presented when the 
Washington Players open their 
thirty-seventh season with "The 
Male Animal" in the Wm. Smith 
Auditorium next Friday and Satur- 
day, November 11 and 12. 

The Fall production is a farci- 
cal satire, full of humor, sparkling 
dialogue, and brisk action. The 
authors, James Thurber and Elliott 
Nugent, treat an ordinary up- 
roar in a professor's domestic life 
in the anti-heroic style that has 
made Mr. Thurber 's solemn draw- 
ings in the NEW YORKER 
magazine and Mr. Nugent's crack- 
brain literary style so popular 
with the American public. The 
people of the comedy were freely 
observed and knowingly written by 
the co-authors who were fraternity 
brothers and co-editors of the col- 
lege paper at Ohio State Uni- 

Anna Lucy Allspach, a veteran 
of two plays last season, plays the 
feminine lead in "The Male 
Animal". As the story progresses 
she is tossed about more than the 
football in the big homecoming 
game between Michigan and Mid 
western U-, the school where Prof. 
Turner teaches English. Tommy 
Turner (J. Aldo Gallo) hands his 
wife off to her college-days' suitor. 
Joe Ferguson (Dan Haupt), who 
passes her right back to her hus> 
band who proceeds to bobble and 
fumble the situation for awhile. 
At the end of the play it is Ellen 
who has to act as referee to rule 
whether Tommy had recovered hei 
or had lost her to the opposition - 
former Ail-American football hero 

"The Male Animal" opened on 
Broadway in January, 1940, with 
an impressive cast. In the role of 
Tommy Turner was co-author 
Nugent. Ruth Matteson was his 
wife and Gene Tierney portrayed 
4 (Continued Page 4) 

Mr. Jack Henry moderated the 
debating, which was presented 
from a long conference table com- 
plete with desk plaques denoting 
the various delegations. 

Listed in the program as 
participating were Pierre Curie 
Wright (Jim Wrigh) for Belgium; 
Senor Lino Padron for Brazil ; 
Mehdi Djahabani Sullivan ( Bob 
Sullivan) for Iran; Dr. Sun-Yao 
Shannon (Angus Shannon) for 
Nationalist China; Senor Juan y 
Vaughn (John Vaughn) for Peru; 
Petrov Montgomerovich (Tawny 
Montgomery) for Poland ; Mao 
Tse Chou (Sid Friedman) as the 
representative from Red China ; 
Igor Beckorovitch (Jack Becker) 
for the U.S.S.R.; Omar Messeraall 
III (John Messerall) for Turkey; 
Sir George Dengler, K.C.B., for 
the United Kingdom; Henry Gabot 
Lederer (Bert Lederer) for the 
U. S. The seat for France was 
vacant, since that country has 
walked out of the Security Council. 

Lino Padron gave his speech in 
Spanish, and Norris Haselton 
translated it for the record. Jerry 
Yudizky was recording secretary. 

Below are main points of several 
of the speeches: 

Nationalist China — Red China 
isn't worthy of admittance, for she 
kills her own people and infects the 
world with drugs. 

United Kingdom — We have long 
recognized Red China, because the 
communists are abviously carrying 
on the work of government. How- 
ever, we won't admit her until the 
world situation changes, and Red 
China is responsible for that 
situation today. 

Poland — We as socialists plead 
for seating the socialists of Red 
China. Hundreds of millions of 
the world's people are being denied 

Brazil— Red China's neutrality is 
a fallacy. 

U.S.S.R.— It's Red China's right 
to sit. Many countries have re- 
cognized her; others have no reason 
not to. The U. S. becomes the real 
aggressor by fortifying Japan and 

Turkey — We have always stood 
for freedom, justice, and peace. The 
U. N. stands for peace, Red China 

U.S. — Red China's political and 
economic philosophies are contrary 
to the aims of the U. N. 

Red China— We perform all the 
duties of a "de facto" government: 
we control, the people acquiesce, 
and we are willing to conduct 
diplomatic relations and obliga- 
tions. Our form of government is 
irrelevant to the issue; recognition 
does not mean approval. 


In the last isaue, the ELM was 
mistaken in naming Athletic Dir- 
ector Ed Athey as intramural 
commissioner for the 1965-56 
season. We are happy to acknow- 
ledge that Warner B. ("Andy") 
Andrews is the commissioner. 





Washington College Chestertown, Maryland 

Established 1782 

Member of the 
Associated Collegiate Press 

Editor-in-Chief - - George Hanst 

News Editor -------- Ralph Usilton 

Feature Editor Emily Dryden 

Sports Editor - - Al Albertson 

Ch-culation Manager - - Roy PlPPEN 

Business Manager Buudy Sparks 

News Staff — Kakie Brackett, Betty Warren. 

Feature Staff — Carol Kniseley, J. Aldo Gallo, Anna Lucy Allspach, 

Boo Locker, Jerry Levin, Jim Fowke, Carolyn Walls, Sarah 

Sachse, Leslie Hoffmann, Pat Shaffer, Myra Bonhage. 

Spoi is Staff — Jim Walker, Ronnie Dratch, Sid Friedman, Roy Pippen. 

On A Senior 

Helpful Boosts 

Campus activities received separate boosts this week 
from the Forensic Society and from the candidates for fres- 
man class officers. The society's mock Security Council 
meeting and the candidates' intensive campaigning added 
color and vitality to each group's functions. 

By presenting views on a controversial issue, admittance 
of Red China to the Security Council, by staging the 
presentation in the form of an actual Security Council meeting 
(even including a foreign-language speech) , and by in- 
jecting enough humor in the delegates' action to keep the 
program lively, the Forensic Society demonstrated the 
successful way to interest students in worldwide problems. 

The freshman class candidates have done more to pro- 
mote interest in elections than anyone has done for any 
election, whether class or Student Council, in the past four 
years. We were especially gratified to see campaign posters 
splattered all over the school, since the ELM commented 
unfavorably on the lack of campaigning in last spring's 
Student Council election. These posters, clever both m 
idea and art work, let everybody know who was running 
for what office, even if they didn't say why. Campaign 
speeches took care of that matter. These campaign tactics 
used by the freshmen, if applied to the whole student body, 
are bound to stir up a much-needed interest in .campus 
elections. ^. 

The Forensic Society and the freshman candidates 
should be commended for the splendid accomplishments in 
their own fields. We hope these two groups have set the 
standard for enlivening all campus activities . 

This week the spotlight shines 
on Roger Smoot, president of the 
Senior Class, from Glen Burnie. 
A busy man on campus since his 
arrival at W. C. as a vet, Roger 
has been an outstanding player 
on the soccer team for four years. 
This year he is co-captain, and he 
has placed on the All-Mason-Di ic- 
on, the All-South, and the All- 
Middle Atlantic teams each sea- 
son. Also for four years he has 
been a hard-hitting outfielder 
on the baseball team, and in his 
junior year he was initiated into 
the Varsity Club because of his 
athletic prowess. 

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Letter To The Editor 

Dear Sir: 

1 write this to bring to the 
attention of the student body a 
change in academic policy which 
1 think is most unfair. Some of 
the members of this year's senior 
class will be unable to receive 
their diplomas on Graduation Day, 
even though they may have com- 
pleted the necessary requirements 
for graduation! 

The catalogue states 1 — "To 
be admitted to the Bachelor's de- 
gree, the candidate must have 
completed one hundred and twen- 
ty semester hours of academic 
work and have earned one hun- 
dred and twenty quality points, 
or a minimum cumulative aver- 
age of 1.00". Several seniors are 
not being allowed to apply for 
graduation or to receive their dip- 
lomas with their class because 
they do not have a cumulative in- 
dex of 1.00 now! They will be 
obliged to wait to receive their 
degrees until 1957, even though, 
in all probability, they will have 
completed their graduation re- 
quirements by June of 1956! 

The catalogue does not state 
that the "minimum cumulative 
average of 1.00" must be ac- 
quired by the first semester of 
one's senior year. Yet, these~stu- 
dents were told it must and were 
informed of this requirement last 
June, after graduation when their 
last chance to raise their grades 
for graduation with the Class of 
'56 had passed by! 

I personally know of three sen- 
iors of the Class of '55 who had 
cumulative indices of below 1.00 
during the second semester of 
their senior year and yet graduat- 
ed with their class in June be- 
cause they had completed their 
requirements as stated in the cat- 
alogue at the end of the second 

Why the sudden change in 
policy? Where did this new ruling 
come^ from? It is not stated that 
the requirement of one hundred 
twenty hours must be completed 
(Continued Page 4) 

Yummy Yums 

1 sat in an orchard, 
An apple orchard, 
A cool and peaceful 
Restful orchard. 

One day I saw approaching 
A fat and waddling sow 
And many tiny waddling pigs 
Which I recall right now. 

Every day I went and sat, 

And everyday the pigs came back. 

All summer long I played with 

And called my favorite Yummy 


We rolled in the grasses 
And buttercup; 
1 fed them red apples 
Which they gobbled up. 

At last I returned 
to the dismal city, * ' 
And left my piglet friends 
With regret and pity. 

Once in the city — 
I thought of summer fun 
And remembered most of all 
My favorite, Yummy Yum. 

Alas — Alack — Aday 

My faith in all mankind 

Is shattered, gone astray. 

Today, while walking down the 

I saw, hung by their curly tails 
Six small and tender fat young 


Not warm pigs, but cold pigs! 
And of those pigs — 
The smallest one 
Resembled my own Yummy 

I saw an apple in his mouth. 
My angered thought turned back 

to summer 
And apple trees and suckling 

pigs — 
And then .... I hated butchers! 

Vice-president of his class last 

ar and president this 'year, 
Roger has also served the cam- 
pus as a Student Council repre- 
sentative. (His job on the Coun- 
cil as chairman of the Complaints 
and Grievances Committee earn 
ed him the nickname of "The 
Grump"). A Theta Chi since his 
freshman year, Roger- is now 
president of the fraternity. Be- 
cause of his outstanding leader 
ship and his high scholastic stand- 
ing, he was tapped into ODK last 

Roger is one of the several 
seniors who wears a wedding 
band. His wife is Polly Taylor 
Smoot, a '55 graduate. 

In the academic field, Roger 
is majoring in chemistry, with 
math and physics as related sub- 
jects. After graduation he plans 
to work in chemistry or physics, 
perhaps in the field of guided 


By now, many of the freshmen 
and most of the upperclassmen 
have recovered from the initial 
shock of those first few weeks on 
"The Hill". Those parties dur- 
ing Freshman Week, those hours 
of spare time, and those long 
walks to town have become Iifc- 
tie more than written words in 
letters, lying in some remote cor- 
ner of Mother's desk at home. 
We have become conditioned to 
the college routine! we have 
reached the so-much-to-do-and-so 
little-time-to-do-it stage. 

Some phlliosopher once said 
. students fall into four cate- 
gories; the inquiring freshman, 
the know-it-all-sophomore, the 
doubting junior, and the stupid 
enior". From where we sit it's 
hard to tell the difference, but, 
at least, most of us have emerged 
as human beings by now, though 
a casual visitor to W. C. during 
the first few weeks might have 
disagreed. There are a few, 
though, who haven't yet fallen 
into that prosaic rut, known as 
(Continued Page 4) 

The Ringgold House, which 
was presented to Washington Col- 
lege in 1944 to be used as a 
president's house, is a famous 
eighteenth - century mansion 
located on Water Street in Ches- 
tertown. The house is named 
for Thomas Ringgold, a wealthy 
merchant prince who developed 
the property to its greatest extent 
and with his sons and grandsons 
held it from 1767-1808. U. S. 
Senator James A. Pearce and his 
Judge A. Jearce, Jr. owned and 
lived in the house from 1854- 
1899. Matilda Ringgold was the 
second wife of Judge Pearce, so 
the house is often called the 
Pearce House or the Pearce-Ring- 
gold House. 

Sectional Construction 
The mansion is built in three 
sections. The rear section was 
erected as a house in itself be- 
tween 1735 and 1740 by Nath- 
aniel Palmer. This wing is the 
plainest in construction. The 
front wing, also a separate house, 
was built about 1735 by Nathan- 
iel Hynson, Jr. Dr. William Mur- 
ray purchased both properties 
and sold them in 1767 to Thomas 

Ringgold built the central wing 
to connect the two former struc- 
tures, and this middle section in- 
cludes principally the grand stair- 
case, the dining room and the 
great hall. The merchant prince 
of colonial days also placed the 
paneling in the front rooms and 
halls, added the water-front lots, 
and enclosed the garden in the 
walls which surround it today. 
Until then the boxwoods and 
flowers had extended down to 
the river. The stables were across 
the way on Cannon Street. 

It is believed that the original 
property included the whole block 
around the house. Somewhere 
within this area was the family 
graveyard, which has since been 

The brick work of each section 
of the mansion is different. The 
walls of the middle part are of 
Header bond type, a construction 
in which" the end sections of the 
brick are visible, while the front 
and rear wings are English and 
Flemish in design. The exterior 
walls are twenty inches thick. 
Black walnut beams support the 
roof in the rear section. 

Antique Furnishings 

There is a great deal of original 
hardware throughout Ringgold 
House — the door latches, the H 
and L hinges and bars on the in. 
side shutters of the window 
Much of the glass in the small. 
paned windows is old and wrink- 

The paneling throughout the 

house is original (1770) and sup. 

posed to have been imported 

(Continued Page 4) 


Monday, October 24 
Dear Diary, 

Whew! .... Am I ever g 
that week-end is over . . . Never 
saw such a brawl . . . Big blast 
for three days straight . . 
Would like a week to recover, 
but duty calls and bluebooks 
are on the way .... Note to 
remember for next year : have 
Homecoming Queen crowned 
first — she deserves some 
spect and consideration . 
Think 1*11 go back to bed now- 
got up at 11:00 and it's almost 
12:00 now . . . Must be getting 
old .... Lost three more haii 
today . . . 

Wednesday, October 26 
Dear Diary, 

Ho.hum! . . . Cut all day yes- 
terday to study, but slept 
stead! . . . Now I have to cut 
because I'm unprepared, per 
usual . . , Over to see Minta to- 
night — Place may be a heaven, 
but it sure, is cold as H — 

. . . Went to supper tonight 
Hodson (no money) — dishes 
dirtier than ever .... Pepper 
must be cheap .... Library still 
the social house for freshmen 
.... Yearbook man here today 
— maybe by Easter! (don't hope 
too hard, though) . . . Foos ci 
tainly like to fight — touch looks 
like tackle when they play .... 
Time for poker .... Big gam- 
ble -^ penny per chip! .... 

Friday, October 27 
Dear Diary, 

Dean slips . . . There will be 
weeping and wailing tonight! . 

Boo Hoo . . . Just don't under- 
stand that man — indifferent at- 
titude! (what's he want, roses I 
everyday?) . . . And that other! 
one! — inadequate participation 
class! (who's the professor, 
(Continued Page 4) 

Introducing The Faculty . 

Donald Chatellier 

Mr. Donald M. Chatellier, teach- 
ig phys-ed and coaching track 
and cross country at W. C. this 
ir, is from Arlington, New 
Jersey. He received his B.S. de- 
gree at Springfield College in 
Massachusetts in 1952 and earn- 
ed his M. Ed. there in 1953. 

Teaching at W. C. this year is 
Mr. Chatellier's first experience 
a professor. During part of 
the two years he spent in the 
Army, he was assigned to Special 
Services at Fort Monmouth, N. J. 

Among the new coach's many 
hobbies are sailing, -fishing, golf, 
bowling, and reading, and he has 
enjoyed traveling on the East 
Coast from Maine to Florida. 

Mr. Chatellier likes Washington 
College because if is a small col- 
lege like Springfield, and he feels 
very much at home here. He and 
his wife Betty have been mar- 
ried four and a half years and 
like Chestertown more than any 
of the towns where they have liv- 
ed previously. They feel W. C. is 
a fine place in which to grow and 

Joseph McLain 

Dr. Joseph Howard McLain, 
who returns to the faculty this 
year as chairman of the chemistry 
department, graduated from ( 
Washington College in 1937. 
While here as an undergraduate, 
he was a member of ODK and 
Theta Chi Fraternity. After two 
years of study at Johns Hopkins, 
he worked with the Chesapeake 
Biological Laboratories on water 
pollution and then returned to 
Hopkins, where he completed work 
for his Ph. D. in chemistry in 
1946. In September of that year, 
he became a professor at Wash- 
ington College and secretary and 
technical director of the Kent 
Manufacturing Company until it 
was blown off the map two sum- 
mers ago! In June 1954 he join- 
ed Olin Mathieson as a reseaixh 
liaison manager and assistant to 
the vice-president. He is still a 
technical adviser in that firm. Dr. 
McLain has served as chairman of 
the Water Pollution Control Com- 
mission of Maryland, belongs to 
the Army Ordnance Association, 
Armed Forces Chemical Associa- 
tion, and the American Chemical 
Society. While at Hopkins he 
was a member of Sigma Xi, Phi 
Lambda, and Phi Beta Kappa. 




Booters Try Hopkins Today; Beat Delaware 4-2 

Sho'men Hold No Loss Record 
In Mid-Atlantic League Games 

Sho'men Bow 
To Catholic U. 
In First Defeat 

The Sho* soccer eleven suffer- 
ed its first defeat October 25 
in a 2-0 shutout by Catholic Uni- 
versity in Washington. It was 
also the Sho'men's first Mason 
Dixon Conference loss. 

Washington College's defense 
prevented any scoring until 15 
minutes of the second quarter had 
ticked away. Inside right Andy 
Xeppas scored on a corner kick 
by outside right Luis Fernandez. 

Catholic U.'s second goal was 
made by center halfback Alex 
Sokoloff with eight miiutes re- 
maining in the third period. 

The Sho'men's goalkeeper Joe 
Szymanski made 16 saves. Jose 
Duran stopped 15 for Catholic 

Catholic U. 1 1 0—2 

Washington 0—0 

Loyola Harriers 
Take X-Country 
Meet, 23 To 37 

By Ronnie Dratch 

In a drizzling rain last Sat- 
urday afternoon the Washington 
Harriers were defeated by Loyola 
23-37. ' 

Sho* runner Buddy Moore and 
Ken Billeb of Loyola fought a 
see-saw battle from the starting 
gun to the finish line, with Billeb 
the winner by five yards. Billeb's 
time was an impressive 13:32 
over a, wet course. Moore finish- 
ed at 13:34, the fastest he has 
run the home course this season. 
Record for the course is 13.20, 
set last week by Bankert and 
Douse of West Chester, who tied 
for first place. 

Joe Thompson of Washington 
College trailed Moore in third 
place and finished in 13:57. Other 
runners in order of finish were 
I reese, 14 :11 ; Spriggs, 14 :25 ; 
and Hennman, Mainsfield and 
Usowsik, all of Loyola, at 15 

— Random Sports Harvest — 

By Al Albertson 

There was no scoring in the fourth period of the Catholic 
U. game, but the Catholic fans were tense right up to the final 
whistle. Even with the score 2 to in their favor, they 
held their breath and sweated every time the ball went into 
Catholic territory. The favorite exclamation from the stands 
was, "Watch 35!'-' (Smoot's number.) 

Rehashing the game doesn't change the score. My point 
is to assure the Washington College student body that the 
Sho'men played a fine game from beginning to end. They 
didn't have- a "bad day," nor were they sluggish. The simple 
truth is that they were engaging one of the toughest teams 
on the East Coast. However, there are other factors which 
deserve mention. 

Every man onthe Catholic U. team is an expert at putting 
the ball exactly where it should be at the precise moment 
that it should be there. Watching them on the field, one 
would think that all they do is play soccer. They seldom 
miskick, and a man is always where the ball comes to the 
ground. Their scoring potential is perhaps rooted in every 
man's ability to handle the ball rather than in the abilities 
of a few key men. 

The Sho' team's basic offensive tactic is passing the ball 
from the inside of the field to the outside and back again as 
soon as a ball carrier becomes "covered" by a man on the 
opposing team. This criss-cross maneuver is repeated until 
the ball is in the desired place for a shot at the goal. Catholic 
U. plays a different game. They pass the ball down the center 
of the field and use the outside linemen only when necessary. 

This does not mean that the Catholic U. offense is in- 
herently better than the Sho'men's criss-cross system, any- 
more than one formation is better than another- in football. 
Winning or losing is still dependent on the team's proficiency 
with the methods it uses. 

Although they lost, I thought the Sho'men played their 
best game of the season. One cold, rainy day last year 
Catholic U. dropped the ball into our goal three times in the 
first period. With only one or two new men on their team 
this year, they were held to two goals in two different periods. 
My impression was that Catholic U. has the better soccer 
club, but only a shade better than the Sho'men. 

Most collegiate sports were not governed by rules when 
they first appeared on campuses, and in many instances 
they fought a losing battle with college administrations and 
the public. Without a doubt, football had the most trouble 
gaining respectability and acceptance. A crude form of 
intar-class football was first in evidence at Yale and Harvard 
around 1850. Finally, after so many contests between Fresh- 
men and Sophomores ended in bloody riots, the citizens of 
New Haven joined with Yale authorities and banned the 
sport from the campus in 1860. Harvard followed Yale's 
example in the same year. But the disgruntled Harvard 
students protested by holding a solemn and elaborate funeral 
for "Football Fightum." As the ball was lowered into the 
"grave," the eulogy was followed by a fitting epitaph: 

"Beneath this sod we lay you down 
This sign of glorious fight; 
With dismal groans and yells we'll drown 
Your mournful burial rite!" 

Resurgat (It may arise) 

Rising Star 
In Sports 

Luther Vaught 

By Dixie Walker 

Luther Vaught, speedy left- 
wing of the Washington Sho'men, 
gains' the recognition of the Elm 
this week as the "most improv- 
ed player" of 1955. Vaught, a 
sophomore, should be a lead-pipe 
cinch to capture all-star honors 
in the Mason-Dixon and Middle 
Atlantic Conference play this 
year. That, at least, is the opin- 
ion of Coach Ed Athey and num- 
erous referees and opposing 

Coach Athey remarks, "The 
referees and coaches have con-, 
sistently mentioned Luther's name 
as a candidate for --all-star sel- 
ections. He certainly deserves a 
spot on one of the numerous ag- 
gregations. His play this year has 
been greatly improved. His foot- 
work is very good and he is 
handling and shooting the ball 
much better. I believe he can owe 
all this to more confidence." 

Vaught has accounted for ex- 
actly one-third of' Washington 
College's fifteen goals and has as- 
sisted on several more. In the 
season opener at Lynchburg, Vir- 
ginia, Lou scored twice, his sec- 
ond goal coming on a difficult 
head shot. His third goal of the 
season, scored in the late minutes 
of the first uarter, enabled the 
Sho'men to tie a tough Franklin 
and Marshall eleven at Lancaster. 
Last Friday, against the Univer- 
sity of Delaware, Luther was a 
one-man gang. Within thirty sec- 
onds after the opening whistle, 
he broke through for a goal. By 
the time the final gun sounded, 
he had maneuvered around the 
Delaware backfield to score an- 
other goal himself and assist 
left-inside Rex Lenderman for 
two more. 

Luther didn't come upon his 
improved soccer play over-night. 
A well-coordinated . and devoted 
athlete, he played in the half- 
back slot for four years at Perry- 
ville High School. Last year, 
Coach Athey converted him into 
an outside man and he was good 
enough to gain an honorable 
mention on the 1954 All-Southern 
soccer squad. In fact, it was 
Vaught who set up the winning 
goal in the game with Haverford 
which gave Washington College 
the Middle Atlantic Conference 
championship last season. 

With two years left to play, 
Luther will no doubt continue 
to thrill Sho'men soccer fans with 
his all-out hustle and determina- 
tion for the Atheymen in their 
quest for future Mason-Dixon and 
Middle Atlantic Conference 


October 22 

Won Lost T. 

Towson 4 1 

Baltimore 2 1 

Washington 2 1 

W. Maryland 1 1 

Catholic U 1 1 

Loyola 1 1 2 

Mt. St. Mary's .... 1 3 

Lynchburg 1 4 

J. Jopkins 1 

Roanoke 1 

American U 2 


(no results) 

By Ronnie Dratch 

Washington College's soccer 
team maintained its undefeated 
record in the Middle Atlantic Con- 
ference October 22 by defeating 
the University of Delaware 4 to 
2 before a large Homecoming 
crowd on Kibler Field. 

Outside lineman Luther 

Vaught put the Sho'men ahead 
25 second after the game began, 
assisted by inside left Barry 

Inside right Ladamer Bohdam 
scored for Delaware early in the 
second period, assisted by outside 
left Billy Rejester. 

Inside right Rex. Lenderman, 
taking an assist from Vaught, 
scored the second#period goal for 
the Sho'men' with a 25-yard kick 
in front of Delaware's goal and 
ended the threat of a tie at half- 

Lenderman and Vaught con- 

verged again with seven minutes 
remaining in the third quarter. 
Lenderman headed the ball into 
the goal, making his second head- 
shot of the season. 

With 16 minutes of the fourth 
period gone, Vaught added the 
last goal for the Sho'men, assist- 
ed by outside right Bob Bragg, 
who was moved to the outside 
position for the first time. 

The final goal was scored for 
Delaware less than four .min- 
utes from the end of the game. 
Inside left Serge Sacharuk tallied 
during a pile-up in front of the 

Sho' goalie Joe Szymanski 
made 11 saves and Fuhr of Dela- 
ware collected 26. 

W. C. 1 1 1 1—4 

Del. 10 1—2 

Scoring : Washington College 
— Lenderman (2), Vaught (2). 
Delaware — Bohdam, Sacharuk. 

Outside lineman Luther Vaught (in white Jersey nearest 
ball) moves toward the goal to make his second tally in the 
fourth period of the Delaware game. 


Foxwell Leads At Halfway 

Foxwell maintains its lead in 
the intramural football loop as 
the first round of games is com- 
pleted. The top team has won 
four games and tied one. 

The Blue Birds are still hold- 
ing second place with three wins, 
a loss and a tie. Theta Chi is now 
third from the top with two wins 
and a loss. 

A recap of the games played 
since October 19 will show what 
has happened in the league. 

Theta Chi and Phi Sigma Kappa 
met on October 20 and, the OX- 
men won 49-0. 

Lanibda Chi showed new 
strength in their 6-0 loss to 
Foxwell. In the previous game 
Lambda lost to the Blue Birds, 
51-0. ' 

The Kappa Alpha-Lambda Chi 
contest ended in a 0-0 deadlock 
October 26. 

Foxwell and the Blue Birds 
locked horns in an interesting 
game October 27. The result was 
a 7-7 tie. 

The Foxwell aggregation added 
its fourth win by defeating Phi 
Sigma Kappa 13-0 on October 31. 

Theta Chi and Kappa Alpha 
played a game on November 1 
that was rained out October 24. 
Theta Chi won, 23-13. 

League Standings, Oct. 

Foxwell 4 

Blue Birds 3 

Theta Chi ___ -- 2 

Lambda Chi 1 

Kappa Alpha 1 

Phi Sig 

Sho'Booters Blank G'burg 

1-0 In Homecoming Day Game 

The Sho' booters handed Gettys- 
burg its third defeat before a large 
Homecoming Day crowd October 
22 on Kibler Field. The game 
threatened to go into overtime with 
no score until the fourth quarter. 

With 20 minutes remaining in 
the game, center forward Roger 
Smoot took advantage of a pile-up 
in front of Gettysburg's goal to 
make the lone tally. Inside right 
Rex Lenderman passed the ball 
to Smoot after it was placed in 
front of the goal by outside right 

Bob Mundeno's corner kick. 

The Middle Atlantic Conference 
tjame was dominated by the Sho'- 
men, even though they missed 
several scoring opportunity's in 
every period. 

Sho' goalie Joe Szymanski had 
an easy day for his first shutout 
of the season, collecting only seven 
saves. Dave Byrne, goalkeeper for 
Gettysburg, chalked up 21 saves in 
losing efforts. 

W. C. 1—1 

G'bur. 0—0 

Scoring: Smoot. 


Washers Available 
In Men's Dorm 

Two clothes washers are located 
in the basement of Middle Hall for 
the benefit of the men students. 
The machines were in Middle Hall 
last year when the building was a 
women's dormitory and it was 
decided to leave- them there this 
year. s 

According to Mr. Frederick W. 
Dumschott, business manager, 
there is a dryer which accompanies 
this equipment and it is in the 
process of being repaired. Mr. 
Dumschott also pointed out that 
Students are encouraged to use the 
machines but that operation in- 
structioils should be followed by 
those using this facility. 

STANDING - October 25 

Drexe! Tech 2 

Johns Hopkins 1 1 

Washington 1 1 

\V. Maryland 1 1 " 

Bucknell 1 1 ° 

Frank. & -Marsh 2 

Delaware U 2 

Gettysburg 2 



Ringgold House 

(Continued from Page 2) 
from England, except for that 
of the right-hand drawing room. 
The beautifully moulded wood of 
this room was sold and remov- 
ed to the Baltimore Museum of 
Art some years ago, but a repro- 
production of the paneling was 
made and installed. The carving 
over the mantle here depicts the 
"Ark" and the "Dove", Lord Bal- 
timore's ships for the transport- 
ing of Maryland's first settlers. 

$he deep shell cupboard in 
the left-band drawing room is 
an exceptional feature of Ring- 
gold House as is the highly un- 
usual staircase of the double-wing, 
or "antler" type in the great 
hall. Much of the furniture was 
made for Ringgold House and 
presented by Mr. E. K. Wilson 
of Baltimore. Some of the out- 
standing include the Pembroke 
table in the right-hand drawing 
room, the coffee and tilt-top 
tables in the left-hand drawing 
room, the Chippendale minors, 
the banquet table in the dining 
room, and other small tables. 

There are thirteen rooms in 
the house, two of which are the 
big halls. In addition to these 
finished rooms, there are exten- 
sive attics and deep cellars. 
Three rooms make up the attic 
in the rear section. One is a 
strange dungeon-like room with- 
out .windows, perhaps used as a 
secret hiding place. 


Of the numerous stairways, 
some are mysterious. A small 
secret staircase behind the din- 
ing room chimney (in the break- 
fast room) was demolished and 
covered when the house was re- 
paired in 1910-17. Evidence of 
it remains in the corner and 
ceiling of the breakfast room. 
Another strange staircase is in a 
tiny attic room.. It is a ladder 
type stair which just leads up 
to the ceiling *under the roof and 
stops at the solid wall! 

There is a Revolutionary 
legend about the house. The story 
goes that bones of a body were 
once found in a closed off attic 
room of the rear section. It 
seems no one realized the room 
was there until a hole was cut 
through an adjoining wall, re- 
vealing the room and the skele- 
ton. Bits of clothing on the 
bones indicated that the body 
was that of a British Redcoat! 

This is Ringgold House — fam- 
ous, distinguished, and ageless, 
the proud home of the Gibsons, 
and a part of the tradition of 
Washington College. 


(Continued from Page 2) 
the (Ho-hum!) semester grind. 

First and foremost are the tree 
lovers. It is the trees themselves 
and the beauty of nature that 
these individuals love? Any fair 
day will find a number of them 
perched "neath the shade" of an 
old elm ... . studying? Then 
there are the professors who 
would like to restore to W. C. the 
old Greek system of schooling 
by invading the prerogative or 
the tree lovers with classes on 
the green. If said professors and 
their attentive students are 
lucky, they may be briefly, but 
interrupted in the midst of a 
most stimulating lecture by the 
presence of a football, propelled 
there by some overly ambitious 
young lady — lady, mind you — 
who has decided she will throw a 
few passes with the boys. Oftimes 
her agility makes her male co- 
horts look pale and weak by con- 
trast. At suppertime, however, 
she reappears as a charming, 
weet young thing, intent on 
charming her afternoon buddies 
with her femininity. 
Amazing, isn't it? 
Then, too, there's the most ill- 
ustrious brigade of janitors and 
campus cleanups. These boys are 
working their way through col- 
lege majoring in Maintenance 
401. The most obvious and in- 
deed the saddest is the paper pick- 
er-upper. We understand he is to 
be awarded a gold-plated pick-up 
stick on Commencement Day and 
will graduate with the degree of 
Man Around Campus, cum laude. 
Haven't you seen these scholar- 
ship slaves? Well, look a little 
closer next time you are in the 
vicinity of the dormitories or 
the Sacred L. They're there, 
every afternoon, pushing brooms 
and picking up paper, bless their 

We can't neglect the Hodson 
Hall Lounge. The big city may 
have bar flies, but W. C. has a 
brand not to be excelled any- 
where in the world. The Snack 
Bar Fly is a specie with which 
we are all familiar, and guilty of 
being, on occasion. Almost in the 
same category is the music lover 
who would make that oversized 
portable phonograph in the 
lounge a high-priced hi-fi. 

What does the well-adjusted W. 
C. student say about all these 
people who've persisted in their 
idiosyncrasies in spite of seven 
weeks of campus indoctrination? 
He says, "Oh, well, it takes all 

There are other eccentrics who 
relieve the monotony of our com- 
monplace existence, but we'll 
leave those unmentioned. but to 
oui' memories. Come the end of 
the semester, we'll climb out of 
the rut for a few weeks, then 
hibernate again. Dull, isn't it? 

Letter To Editor 

(Continued from Page 2) 

at the beginning of the senior 
year. Why is it more reasonable 
to suppose that a student will 
complete his requirements in 
semester hours than it is to sup- 
pose that he will acquire the 
specified number of quality 

Does this mean that since a 
student must have a 1.00 index 
at the end of his junior year in 
order to graduate the next year, 
than a sophomore must finish 
his second year with a .800 index 
and a freshman must have a cum- 
ulative of .600? Has the old sys- 
tem of .400, .600, .800, 1.00 for 
freshman, sophomore, junior, and 
senior years, respectively been 

Wouldn't it be better to or- 
der a few diplomas that might 
not be awarded, than to deprive 
many other students of their de- 
grees when they have satisfactor- 
ily completed their college work? 
Are we to create "five-year" men 
who have actually finished col- 
lege in four years? Are we to 
have seniors "in absentia"? ? ? 

This new ruling seems grossly 
unfair to me, especially since 
those affected by it cannot pos- 
sibly remedy their position now! 
I feel that the student body 
agrees with me, and I hope some 
compromise can be reached. 

Sondra Duvall 

Dear Diary 

(Continued from Page 2) 

anyway?) . . . And the real whip 
— P for a C average (she's got 
bad eyes) . . . Oh well, what can 
you do . . . You're only paying 
to go here .... Signs up about 
K. A. brawl . . . Hear they're go- 
ing to have guards to stand watch 
over the little kiddies .... Bet- 
ter get a telegram off to the par- 
ents explaning "how the teacher's 
done me wrong" .... 

Saturday, October 28 
Dear Diary, 

The girls are extra friendly 
today — signs of Sadie Hawkins! 
. . . Tricks- up their sleeves: phony 
names, phony promises, phony 
money, etc . . . Bring back Miss 
Hoffecker! . . . Bring back Sun- 
day night supper! . . . Bring back 
those supposedly snap courses 
(rather an insult to some of our 
fomer students and professors, 
wouldn't you say, Joe? . . . That's 
okay, you've got your doctorate!) 
.... Foxwell certainly has chang- 
ed ... . Mice in Middle Hall 
(didn't you take them with you, 
girls?) .... Better get ready 
for the movies . . . don't want to 
miss the cartoon . . . 

Wednesday, November 2 
Dear Diary, 

Goodbye, fair school .... 
Goodbye, fair friends . . . Good- 
bye, fair faculty .... Seems the 
bosses don't like my complaining 
so have asked me to leave . 

And Studies 

Many announcements of gradu- 
ate scholarships and job opportun- 
ities reach the ELM office each 
week. The ELM will condense 
them for easy reference. Com- 
plete information is available 
from the Dean or from Mr. Hen- 
ry, Liaison Officer for the Dan- 
forth Foundation. 

NATIONAL Science Founda- 
tion gives 700 scholarships for 
1 !i. r >i',-r,7, covering math, physical, 
medical, biological, engineering 
sciences. Allows §1400 first 
year, $1600 second year, $1800 
i-hird year. Apply by January 3, 
and take Educational Testing Ser- 
vice exam Jan. 21. 

FOR total expense of $1250, 
students may study in Scandinav- 
ian countries for nine months, 
with travel and living with famil- 
ies included. 

STUDENTS entering graduate 
school to train for college teach- 
ing may apply until Feb. 15 for 
Danforth Fellowships, granting 

THE Admission Test for Grad- 
uate Study in Business will be 
given at various centers on Feb- 
ruary 2, April 14, and August 18. 
Write to Educational Testing Ser- 
vice, 20 Nassau St., Princeton, N. 

CIVIL Service exams in admin- 
istrative, technical, personnel, and 
professional fields will be Decem- 
ber 10. Apply to November 18. 
Starting at $3670. 

SPECIALIZED training jobs 
are open in the Potomac River 
Naval Command for college stu- 
dents studying physics, chemistry, 
math, metallurgy, etc. 

And since there won't be any 
time in the coal mines for writ- 
ing, I will have to put you aside 
for awhile .... But I shall re- 

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Male Animal 

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well-known personality, Don De- 
Fore, had the part of Wally Myers, 
football-loving star of the Mid- 
western team who loved Miss 
Stanley when he wasn't discussing 
the gridiron sport. Next week it 
will be Helen Hull who will be woo- 
ed by Gil Rayan in these two roles. 
Others in the cast are Emily 
Dryden as the Turners' colored 
maid, Cleota; Tom Elder as 
Michael Barnes, the college paper 
editor who gets pie-eyed drunk ; 
Howard Morrison as Ed Keller, a 
member of the school's Board of 
Directors ; Phyllis Papperman as 
Mrs. Keller; Tom Jones and Lee 
Harrison as Dean and Mrs. Damon. 

Henry E. Riecks is directing the 
show which promises to provide 
everyone, on both sides of the 
lights, a good time. 

Tickets for this production and 
season tickets are now on sale and 
may be purchased from members of 
The Washington Players. 

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A Turkey-Deer Shoot will b« 
held by Lambda Chi Alpha frateri 
this Sunday, November 20. Then 
are events scheduled for rifles, 
shotguns and archery, with turkeys 
and cash prizes to be awarded the 
respective winners. The events are 
designed to test both the luck and 
the skill of the participants. 

The shoot will be held in Price's 
Gravel Pit on Flatland Road near 
Ciiestertown and is slated to start 
at 1:30 Sunday afternoon. For 
those college students not having 
firearms, there will be rifles and 
shotguns available at the affair. 
In addition to this the Athletic 
Department has consented to lend 
the school's bows and arrows to stu- 
dents participating in the shoot. 
Ammunition will be furnished for 
the event. 

Highlighting the afternoon will 
he the deer-shooting event, in which 
a deer target is pulled across an 
area for the entrant to shoot at. 
To get to the shoot, follow the signs 
on High Street going west. 

WHO'S WHO in American Colleges and Universities selected these Washington College 
Students to join the ranks of America's campus leaders. Pictured above with Mr. Norman 
James, head of the committee which nominated them are the eight seniors. Left to right, 
seated- Jack Winkler, Roger Smoot, Anne Grim, Emily Dryden, Ralph Laws, and Mr. 
James. Standing are Les Bell, Jack Hunter, and George Hanst. 

and is an economics major. Ralph 

Jazz Sextet 
To Play 

On this Monday night, November 
21, from 8:30 to 11:30, Wild Bill 
Whelan and his Dixie Six will be 
assembled in William Smith Hall 
Auditorium. Wild Bill and his 
aggregation will be here direct 
from the Bayou Club in Wash- 
ington, D. C, where they play 
every night except Mondays. 

This is our first jazz concert 
and is an experiment conducted by 
the Student Government Associ- 
ation and the administration to 
get the reaction of the students to 
this type of assembly. President 
Gibson has worked hard with both 
the Student Government and the 
administration in arranging this 
concert which, it is hoped will be a 

SSO Admits 

Sigma Sigma Omicron, the 
national scholastic fraternity on 
the Washington College campus, 
received seven new members on 
Thursday, November 17 at as- 
sembly. Founded at Washington 
College in 1933, the group accepts 
students in the junior or senior 
class with a cumulative index of 
2.20 or better. 

The new members of Sigma 
Sigma Omicron and their indices 
are: Barbara Long, 2.7B8; Paul 
Proom, 2.735; Charles King, 2.515; 
Doris Hall, 2.393; Jessie Miller, 
2.2S7; John Meseroll, 2.2G8; and! 
Warren Wassen, 2.200. 

Members of this society at Wash- 
ington College are granted unlim- 
ited cuts and exemption from final 
exams during their senior year. 
Activities of the group have in- 
cluded tutoring students at exam 
time. Jack Hunter, President of 
Sigma Sigma Omicron, was in 
charge of the assembly and pre- 
sented the certificates of member- 
ship to the new members. 

This week eight of Washington years 'and this year is editor-in- 

College's seniors were notified that (<*«'• George has bcEn a member 
of Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity 
for four years and was president 

Democrats Hear 
Two Senators 

On Tuesday night, November 15 
two of the delegates to the Mary- 
land General Assembly were pre- 
sent at the meeting of the Young 
Democrats. The Honorable Tho- 
mas Hatem and the Honorable 
Charles Moore^ both from Harford 
County, spoke to those present on 
their own observations as mem 
bers of the state legislature. 

It was announced at the meeting 
that Senator Millard E. Tydings, 
a democrat from Maryland, will 
be at Washington College on Jan 
uary 12 at the regular weekly 

they have been selected for mem 
bership in Who's Who in American 
Colleges and Universities. They 
are Les Bell, Emily Dryden, Anne 
Grim, George Hanst, John Hunter, 
Ralph Laws, Roger Smoot, and 
John Winkler. These students 
were nominated by a committee of 
students and faculty at Washington 
College. Mr. Norman James was 
chairman of this committee. 

Leslie William Bell, Jr., of 
Cambridge, Md., is a physics major 
with his minor in the field of 
mathematics. He is president of 
Kappa Alpha Order and captain 
of the tennis team, having been 
with both during his four years on 
the hill. Les is senior editor of the 
1956 PEGASUS and serves on the 
Interfraternity Council as well as 
being a member of Omicron Delta 

Emily de Waal Dryden is from 
Stockton, Md. and her major is 
history with a minor in Spanish 
and English. Emily has been on 
the staff of THE ELM for four 
years and is feature editor this 
year. She has also served four 
years with the Washington Players/ 
the Girls' Intramural Athletic As> 
sociation, the Art Club, and has 
been in Zeta Tau Alpha for four 
years, this year being President, 
Emily was chosen Homecoming 
Queen this year and is a member of 
Sigma Sigma Omicron. She is 
feature editor of the 1956 PEGA- 
SUS and is also a member of the 
Panhellenic Council. 

Anne Willson Grim lives in 
Catonsville, Md., and her major 
field is physics with a minor in 
biology. Anne has been a member 
of Zeta Tau Alpha for three years 
and has served with the Washing- 
ton Players for four years. She 
has also been with the PEGASUS 
for three years and is editor-in- 
chief of the 1956 book. Anne is 
president of Minta Martin Hall 
this year and has been in the 
Student Government Association 
for two years. She has also made 
girls' athletics part of her activi- 
ties for four years and is a mem 
ber of the Canterbury Club. 

George Henry Hanst is ar 
English major from Oakland, Md. 
and his minor is history. He has 
been on the ELM staff for three 

last year. As a senior George is 
on the Board of Publications, is 
president of Omicron Delta Kappa, 
and is Treasurer of the Inter- 
fraternity Council. During his 
four years at Washington College 
he has also found time to take an 
active part in the Young Republic- 
ans Club. 

John William Hunter of Spar- 
rows Point, Md., has his major in 
the field of biology and his minor 
is chemistry. This year Jack is 
president of Lambda Chi Alpha, 
having been a member for four 
years. He has also been a mem- 
ber of Omicron Delta Kappa and 
Sigma Sigma Omicron for two 
years and this year is president of 
the latter group. In other activi- 
ties Jack was with the college 
choir for two years and the lacrosse 
team for one year. 

The only non-Marylander in 
Who's Who this year is Ralph 
Laws, who hails from Chester, Pa., 

has been in Theta Chi for four 
years and is vice-president this 
year. He serves as president of the 
Student Council and is picture 
editor of the 1956 PEGASUS, 
Ralph has been a delegate of his 
fraternity to the Interfraternity 
Council for three years and this 
year is vice-president of that body. 

A chemistry major from Glen 
Burnie, Md., is Roger Lee Smoot 
president of the senior class. The 
Grump has been a member of 
Theta Chi for four years and 
member of Omicron Delta Kappa 
for two years. He has played 
soccer and baseball for four years 
and a co-captain of the soccer 
team this year. 

John Eugene Winkler is anothei 
chemistry major and is from Balti- 
more, Md., Jack has been in Phi 
Sigma Kappa for four years and 
the Washington Players for four 
years. He has served two years 
on the Interfraternity Council and 
has been a member of the Society 
of Sciences, Jack has also been in 
the college choir for three years. 

Baltimore Alumni 
Will Hold Dance 

The Baltimore Chapter of tin' 
Washington College Alumni As- 
sociation will hold its annual dance 
during the Thanksgiving Vacation 
on Saturday, November 2G from 
nine til one. The affair is being 
held in the Blue Roon of the 
Alcazar with optional dress, cab- 
aret style. 

Special reduced rates for Wash- 
ington College students are avail- 
able at the price of $2.00 per 
couple. The door prize this year 
is a ham. The grads in the Balti- 
more area are counting on a great 

Foster Makes Statements 

On New Academic Policy 

Separate announcements this 
week from E. N. Foster, Registrar, 
reported that the monthly grade 
period will be replaced in February 
by a mid-semester appraisal of 
grades, and that the academic 
policy requiring a 1.00 index a 
year before graduation would be 

The latter statement appears as 
a letter to the Editor on page 2. 
The announcement of the revised 
grading period follows: 

"Beginning with the second 
semester of this academic year the 
traditional monthly grade period 
for reporting unsatisfactory grades 
will be replaced by a single mid 
semester grade report to parents 
and students on all courses pur- 
sued. One of the major reasons 
for this change is to lengthen the 
grade period to give students a 
longer period of adjustment in 
courses before faculty members 
have to evaluate their work. To 
lengthen the grade period will give 
the student a longer period to 

determine whether he can do the 
work of the course, hence reduce 
'.he number of unnecessary early 
withdrawals. We believe that both 
parents and students are interested 
in knowing the satisfactory marks 
as well as the unsatisfactory ones. 
"Grades at mid semester wiii not 
be recorded on the student's per- 
manent record and will be con- 
sidered as tentative. The mid 
semester grades will be issued a 
round Thanksgiving of the first 
semester and Easter of the second. 

Stunt Night 

The annual Stunt Night, spon 
sored by the Senior Class, will be 
held Tuesday, December 13, at 8 
p. m. Mr. Jack Henry will serve 
as Master of Ceremonies. Any 
group or individual may partic- 
ipate in Stunt Night and they 
should submit the title of their 
act to Roger Smoot before Thanks- 

GOP's Form 
First Plank 

The Young Republican Club, 
adopting its first plank of the 
mock election campaign, has called 
for abolition of racial segregation 
in fields supported by public funds. 

Other action at the regular 
Wednesday meeting included a 
discussion of public and private 
development of natural resources, 
with Ralph Laws, Ronnie Dratch, 
Warner Andrews, and Tony Sta- 
loni being appointed to formulate 
a plank on the subject. 

Internal security issues will be 
discussed at the next meeting. 

The club's segregation plank 

"The Republican Party, firmly 
believing in the Constitution as the 
supreme law of the land, and 
acknowledging that the Supreme 
Court, by ruling against segreg- 
ation in schools, has in effect de- 
nounced all racial segregation as 
contrary to that supreme law, 
pledges to support this implied 

"We of the Republican Party 
realize that racial segregation pre- 
vents certain minority groups from 
making their fullest contribution 
to society, and that segregation 
provides propaganda which is 
detrimental to our relations with 
other countries; therefore, to bene- 
fit the United States both here and 
abroad, we advocate that segreg- 
ation be abolished as soom as pos- 
sible in all institutions, functions, 
and activities supported by public 




Play Reviewed 

(Continued from Page 2) 
more comic aspects of a football 

Therefore this ploy which is a 
serious attempt to be comic and a 
comic attempt to be serious is one 
in which the pace and tempo are 
very fast and the dialogue de- 
mands the most, careful timing and 
the most skilled delivery. 
Actors Commended 

The major characters are the 
idealistic and highly intellectual 
Tommy Turner, a professor of 
English, beautifully played by J. 
Aldo Gallo who is one of ^ Wash- 
ington College's most accomplish- 
ed players; and the varied people 
whom the authors use to make 
their point. These are Joe Fergu 
son, the former football star, ex- 
tremely well acted by Dan Haupt, 
and Ed Killer, a member of, a 
board of trustees to end all such 
in- ees, incisively portrayed by 
Howard Morrison, and the campus 
Student radical, a species known 
only in the 1930's and early 
1940's, played with brilliance by 

T Elder. In a different vein, 

ill events of the football week- 
end have varied effects upon Tur- 
ner's wife, Ellen, somewhat tense- 
ly played by Anna Lucy Allspach, 
and Dean Damon skillfully under- 
played by Tom Jones. The other 
characters such as Pat Stanley, 
Ellen Turner's sister, played by 
Helen Hull who is faced with a 
choice between a football type and 
Barnes, the campus radical, and 
I he wives of Dean Damon and 
Trustee Keller, played by Lee 
Harrison and Phyllis Papperman, 
as well as the Turner maid acted 
by Emily Dryden, all contribute 
skillfully and earnestly to the de- 
velopment of the play. 

Any serio-comic piece such as 
this must depend upon a very sim- 
ple occurrence to begin the chain 
of events which the play deline- 
ates. Professor Turner is on the 
verge of reading to one of his 
classes as literature, even though 
the writing of an uneducated man, 
I he last statement of Vanzetti of 
Sacco and Vanzetti fame. The 
Whole situation is blown sky-high 
by a typically violent editorial in 
the student newspaper, thorough- 
ly familiar to anyone who attend- 
ed college before World War II. 
Because of this editorial a chain 
reaction begins anil creates fric- 
tion between the characters of the 
play, the reactionary trustee, 
Dean Damon, the former football 
star, and Professor Turner and 
his wife, and Turner and his pro- 
tege, Michael Barnes. 

Drunk Scene Tops 

The play itself is divided into 
the traditional three acts. The 
high points to this reviewer were 
the drunk scene, between Turner 
and Barnes, in Act II, Scene 2, in 
which Gallo and Elder acquitted 
themselves nobly, and the apex of 
the play in Act III in which the 
supposedly disturbing piece of lit- 
erature is read to all concerned to 
the consternation of those who 
have opposed Turner's purpose. 
Inevitably the Statue of Liberty 
play receives the greatest overt 
appreciation from the audience. 
It was, as usual, a huge success 
in this production. 

All of the acts are fully equip- 
ped with rapid-fire verbal barbs 
which to this reviewer were some- 
what poorly paced in the first act, 
but which improved immensely as 
the play progressed. The Wash- 
ington Players are to be congrat- 
ulated upon their generally deft 
handling of a play which makes 
terrific demands upon those who 
attempt it. Certainly, the set and 
the lighting were among the very 
be v.hich this reviewer has ever 
seen upon a Washington College 
stage. Henry Riecks is to be con 
gratulated for his able direction. 
The Washington Players have 
done a very creditable job with an 
exceptionally difficult play. 

The audience seemed to express 
--'-lings of this reviewer in 
that "The Male Animal" was an 
evening well spent, and one for 
which we all owe The Washington 
Players a vote of thanks. We 
should all make known our desire 

to fully support their ambitious 
schedule for the future. This 
presentation was a job well done, 
a play with something to say, an 
effort which justifies highest hopes 
for future offerings. 

Raised Marks 

(Continued from Page 2) 
were not available in the library, 
hence I was handicapped." 

fi. "I studied all of the tests in 
our fraternity file that you gave 
other years and you didn't ask any 
of those questions." 

7. "1 never could do well on true- 
false questions, but if you gave me 
an opportunity to write an cssty, 
1 could have done much better." 

8. "If you were to give me an 
oral examination, instead of a 
written examination, 1 could prove 
to you that I know the course 

!). "In* other cases I make "A 
and "B" grades and in your courses 
I can never make more than a 
"D", or possibly a "C"." 

lf>. "I ws an "A" student in high 

(Courtesy of Dr ' ivingood) 

Zetas Plan Dance 

Tickets wi won bp 0)1. il for 
the annual Ze.a Tau Alpha Christ- 
mas Dance. The dance will be 
held in Cain Gym on Friday, Dec- 
ember 2, for the benefit of Cerebral 

Dress will be semi-formal and 
tickets will be $1.00 per person. 
Paul Fredericks' Orchestra will 
supply the music. Highlighting 
the evening will be the presentation 
of a gift from the Zetas to their 
1**55 Zeta Dream Boy. 


ODK will show the film "All 
the King's Men" on Tuesday at 
7:15 in Bill Smith. Admission is 
35 cents. The film stars 
Broderick Crawford, who won an 
Oscar for his performances. 

More "Dirty Dishes" 

(Contin ed from Page 2) 

Spoon Cafeteria"? How 

ridiculous must this situation get 
before something is done .... 
Again 1 plea for help .... 

The line is still long, the steam 
tables are not here yet, there is 
a shortage ol help, and not enough 
food to go around .... To further 
exemplify our feelings here are a 
couple of corny, but appropriate 
verses : 

"The biscuits'at W. C. they say 
are mighty fine, » 

But mine fell off the table and 
killed a friend of mine. 

The coffee at W. C. they say ii 
mighty line, 

Hut it looks like muddy water 
and tastes like iodine. 

The service at W. C. they say 
is mighty fine, 

But I'm sick and tired of that 
d bread-line. 

The silver at W. C. they say is 
.nighty fine, 

But if I've got to get trench- 
mouth I'd rather not dine. 

I'm tired of college life - 
Gee, mom, I wanta^o 
Oh, mom, I wanta go 
Home Sweet Home". 

Well," another day, another blue- 
hook, another D, another line!.... 
But the calendar shows that the 
mating season for rabbits and 
squirrels is here, so let's forget 
our troubles for awhile and go out 
and watch — S.C.S. 

Bridge Tourney 

Last Friday night the local 
bridge tournament was won by 
Warren Wasson and Betty Warren 
who had the highest score for the 
evening. The partners with second 
highest score were Palmer Hughes 
nd Ebe Joseph. 

This is a local tournament held 
every Friday night at Mr. Hudson's 
home but it is a chapter of the 
National Bridge Association. All 
bridge players are invited to come 
to the weekly tournaments. 

Random Sports Harvest 

{Continued from Page 3) 
coaching or lack of effort on the part of the runners. Unless 
a man is a natural cross-country runner, he won't become 
one overnight. It takes time and a lot of running to get the 
body in condition for such a demanding sport. As has been 
pointed out earlier, most of this year's cross-country squad 
lacked previous experience. It may take longer before we 
have a better season,, but I predict the record books will tell 
a different story at the end of the 1956 season. We have a 
good team and they are willing to do their best, as they 
proved this year. 

Royal Flush 
The late great Jim Thorpe had one weakness, and that 
was for liquor; he couldn't stay away from booze. When he 
was under the influence he showed none of the stolid 
characteristics of his forefathers; he was nonchalant and 
talked to anyone who would listen. After he made his mark 
in football at the Carlisle Indian School, he won both the 
pentathlon and the decathlon in the Olympic games of 1912. 
While awarding the medals to him, the King of Sweden was 
so impressed that he proclaimed Thorpe "the most wonderful 
athlete in the world." The hero of the day had visited a 
bar just before the ceremony, and when he received the 
medals and the king's praise, he casually replied, "Thanks 

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Letters To Editor 

(Conlir led from Page 2) 
ably, that *f the decision had 
been published farther in advance 
it might have served as an in- 
centive for certain individuals 
who may have believed that fur- 
ther exceptions to the rule might 
be made fo* them, as they have 
been made in the past. 

Recognizing the element of 
justice in this view, the Commit- 
tee has decided that members of 
the present senior class should 
he allowed an additional semes- 
ter to provide assurance that 
they may be listed as candidates 
with some certainty that they 
will in fact graduate. It has there- 
fore directed the Registrar to 
draw up his list of candidates 
this year at the beginning of 
the second semester, and to in- 
clude on it all seniors whose 
cumulative averages are 1.00 or 
better at the end of the first 
semester. | 

The problem is still under 
study; but the Committee's policy 
at this time remains that in the 
future no one may become a 
candidate for graduation who 
does not have an average of 1.00 
at the beginning of his senior 
year. Grades achieved in the pre- 
ceding summer /will count in the 
computation of this average. 

Seniors who do not have the 
average of 1.00 at the start of 
the second semester will not parti- 
cipate in the graduation ceremony 
with their class. If any of these 
seniors do achieve a 1.00 aver- 
age at the close of the year they 
will be given letters indicating 
that they have successfully com- 
pleted the requirements for grad- 
uation and will be listed and 
ranked in the Registrar's records 
as graduates with their class. 
Transcripts of their completed 
records will be available to them 
for submission to employers and 
others just as if they 1 had gone 
through the graduation ceremon- 
ies. Diplomas will be ordered for 
them at once and either forward- 
ed to them in the mail or confer- 
red at a later public ceremony, as 
they wish. The only inconvenience 
they will incurr is that of being 
excluded from i the graduation ex- 
ercises and of receiving their dip- 
lomas later than their classmates 
receive theirs. 

Ermon 'N. Foster, Chairman 
Faculty Committee on Ad- 
missions and Scholarship 

J & J Jabber 

(Continued from Page 2) 

James Kreeger — "I don't know 
what I'll do, really, but I would 
like to have a ball." 

Freshman Class — "Who cares?" 

Senior Class — "Spend hours 
dreaming of caps and gowns." 

Faculty — "Also spend hours 
dreaming of caps and gowns." 

Student body as a whole — "Let 
the good times roll!" 

In closing, we would like to 
quote the Father of our Country 
in his immortal words spoken on 
a Thanksgiving Day years ago 
to his beloved wife, "Say, Martha, 
these are pretty good candies! 
Why not start a store V 

Introducing The Faculty 
(Continued from Page 2) 
studied at the Sorbonne College 
de France. Before coming to W. 
C, Dr. Blumenthal taught at 
Columbia and James Town, New 
York. ' 

Music and chess are the new 
French teacher's main interests 
other than teaching. She attend- 
ed a conservatory in Germany and 
plays both the piano and the flute. 

Dr. Blumenthal finds the cam- 
pus lovely and says the students 
are extremely nice. She thinks 
the quality of education here is 
good and holds the same opinion 
of the campus social activities 
program. Also, she enjoys her 
small classes and likes the close 
contact with students made possi- 
ble by them. 

Where There's Coke 
There's Hospitality 


UN AUTWOHT* W 1« COfXOU COttftVft ** 


"The Plane to go For The Brands You Know" 

Complete Formal Wear Rental Service 

Headquarters For U. S. Keds 

Phone: 94 Chestertown, Md. 


5 cents 
to $1.00 Store 



Professional Pharmacist 

High St. 

Chestertown, Md. 

Phone: 579 

Dairy Bar 

Dairy and Snack Bar 

Call in orders 
to be filled 

Phone: 376-J 



PIZZA (Fri., Sat., & Sun. only) 

Open everyday 10:00 A. M. — 1:00 A. M. 

Sunday: 5:30 P. M. — Midnite 

Phone: 758-J 






To Repair 
Balcony Soon 

As a result of the enthusiastic 
reception given "Wild Bill" Wholan 
and his Dixie Six, the balcony 
section of William Smith Hall 
auditorium has been declared un- 

The balcony was inspected last 
week by the building engineers, 
who found that the main beam of 
the balcony had split and dropped 
an inch. Before any reconstruction 
can start the engineers must draft 
a plan for the renovation and give 
an estimate of the damage to the 

The administration is now wait- 
ing for the . report from the 
engineers. In spite of the fact 
that the auditorium was inspec- 
ted by the insurance company two 
weeks before the jazz concert and 
considered safe, the engineers said 
that the damage was partly due 
to some faulty construction in the 
now forty year old structure, 
President Gibson is hoping that 
the reconstruction will be finished 
before the start of the second 

Assemblies will continue to be 
held on the ground floor of the 
auditorium which is perfectly safe 
and has a seating capacity of a- 
round 250. Seniors and possibly 
all Juniors will not be required to 
go to assemblies until the balcony 
is remodeled. This will reduce the 
usual 400 seating capacity by some 
150 students. 

January's College-Community 
Concert is still scheduled £0 be 
held in the auditorium. Stunt 
night, however, has been postponed 
until the second semester. 

Committee Invites 
New Assemblies 

Any school organization interest- 
ed in giving an assembly for 
students is encouraged to contact 
the Assembly Committee. 
Comprising the committee are Dr. 
Barnett, chairman; Dr. Fred 
Livingood and Mr. Norman James, 
faculty; Lynn Robins, Helen Hull 
and Pete Riecks, students. 

All groups are sincerely urged 
to participate in the assembly pro- 
grams and are asked to contact 
the committee immediately as the 
program is being planned for the 
remainder of the school year. 

Phi Sig Dance 

Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity 
will hold their annual Moonlight 
Ball Friday, January 13, 1956, at 
the Rock Hall Fire Hall from 9 
to 1. Tickets are $1.00 each. 

Paul Fredericks' Band will fur- 
nish the music for the dance. 
The crowning of the Phi Sigma 
Kappa Moonlight Queen will high- 
light the evening. 

Calendar Of Events 

Lambdi Chi Alpha Costume 
Ball — December 10, Rock 
Hall Fire Hall, 8 P. M. to 12 
P. M. 

Annual Christmas Assembly — 
December 15, William Smith 

Christmas Vacation Starts —=* 
December 17. 

Lambda Chi Alpha Christmas 
Dance — December 30, The 
Deutsche* Haut, Baltimore, 

Classes Resume — January 3. 

Phi Sigma Kappa Dance — Jan- 
uary 13. I 

Rock Hall Is Scene 
Of Costume Ball 

Lambda Chi Alpha presents its 
first annual costume ball tonight 
at the Rock Hall Fire Hall from 
8 till 12. It will feature costume 
judging and the crowning of the 
ambda Chi Alpha Crescent Girl. 

Prizes will be awarded for 
costumes on the basis of origin- 
ality and creativeness. Music for 
the dance is by the Harmonaires, 
a popular group who play in the 
Eastern Shore area. 

Tickets may be purchased from 
any member of Lambda Chi Alpha 
or may be obtained at the door. 
It is not necessary to wear a 
costume to attend the dance. 

This dance is a first on the 
Washington College campus and 
it is felt that it will provide a 
pleasant and gay evening for all. 

Food Problems 
Are Discussed 

A prolonged meeting of ad- 
ministration officials and student 
government members concerning 
student complaints about the 
dining hall produced positive re- 
sults in some instances and a 
realization of administrative pro- 
blems in others. 

Participating in the 2 1-2 hour 
session were President Gibson, 
Business Manager Dumschott, Mrs. 
Cookerly, head of the dining hall, 
Mrs. Hotchkiss, dining hall hostess. 
Miss Padget, Assistant Dean of 
Women, Jack Winkler, and Bill 
Warner. The meeting was in- 
itiated by the Student Council. 

Winkler presented all the com. 
plaints he had heard about service 
and food in Hodson. Discussion of 
the short-lived and limited trench 
mouth epidemic ended with the 
administration promising t 
quire Dr. Farr to notify it if he 
located any cases of contagious 
diseases, and to recommend pre- 
ventive measures for the dining 
hall to observe in caring for dishes. 
It was brought out that afflicted 
students are responsible for seeing 
the doctor so that the precautions 
will help everybody. 

The administration probably will 
place a dividing barrier at the top 
of the stairs, so that one side could 
be used for an exit, and students 
wouldn't be forced to go outdoors 
to leave the dining room. 

The problem of dirty dishes and 
silverware is one which the ad- 
ministration is aware of but is 
powei-less to solve. The booster 
which fm-ther heats the hot water 
and the silver washer are not 
working as they should, it was 
revealed, and everyone is waiting 
for the plumbers, who contracted 
to install the kitchen equipment, 
to fix the machines. 

Another aid to cleaning dishes 
will come when adequate draining 
equipment will provide for a pre- 
rinsing operation. 

Extra milk would be a budgetary 
problem. Mr. Dumschott said that 
the ocllege spends $2000 - 2100 per 
week for raw food, which 
amounted to 34 cents per meal per 
person. Labor raises the cost to 
72 cents per meal. Of the 34 cents, 
milk at 6 cents a carton is the 
biggest single item in the food 
budget. Officials frankly admitted 
that they were balancing the 
dining hall budget on those who 
don't come to breakfast and those 
who leave on weekends. 

Fees Increased 
For '56-57 

In a letter to the parents of 
students at Washington College, 
Dr. Daniel Z. Gibson announced 
Tuesday that there would be an 
increase in tuition starting with 
the fall of 195G. He conveyed 
the regret with which the Board 
of Visitors and Governors made 
the decision to raise the fees. 

The tuition, which is now 
$500.00, will be raised next fall to 
?G50.00. All other fees with the 
exception of room rental are also 
increased, making the total ex- 
pense to a student living on the 
campus from §1235.00 to $1285.00. 
At the present time, this expense 
is from $1031.50 to $1281.50. 

Dr. Gibson explained that the 
academic position of Washington 
College ranks quite high among 
America's colleges, but that ad- 
vances in academic standing have 
lately been made to some extent 
at the hazard of the teacher 

For this reason, Dr. Gibson 
relates, "We are in imminent 
danger of losing the ground we 
have gained, if other wealthier 
colleges are able to 'raid' our fine 
faculty for teachers for them- 

Dr. Gibson expressed the regret 
of the governing body of the college 
in increasing the fees. He stated, 
however, that it was a decision 
between that and destroying th> 
academic progress that has been 
made by Washington College. 

Meet, Form 
Rifle Group 

Students interested in forming a 
rifle club at Washington College 
met in William Smith Hall on 
Tuesday Night, November 29. 

Jim Meyers, who is heading up 
the effort to start such a club on 
campus, explained to those present 
that the Student Council had 
recognized the club as an official 
campus organization. He then 
went into the details of how the 
club will operate and the basic 
steps the group must take to be- 
come a member club of the National 
Rifle Association. 

Mr. Bunny Mears of Centreville, 
Md. spoke to the shooting en- 
thusiasts present on his own ex- 
perience in forming a junior rifle 
club in that town. He brought to 
light the necessity of a good place 
to shoot, the need for good in 
structors and leaders, and also the 
basic and most important matter 
of safety. 

A faculty leader. Dr. Edwin Ray 
Gilman, has been secured for the 
rifle club. Dr. Gilman is the 
former rifle coach of the rifle club 
at Brown University, where he has 
also served on the faculty. Charles 
Buck, a student, has 'had several 
years' experience in the field of 
competitive shooting and will pro- 
bably serve as an insjructor. 

. Meyers stated that there had 
been 40 people interested in the 
new group, including several girls. 
He pointed out that there are 
quite a few girls' college rifle 
teams in this country. He also 
expressed the hope that there 
would be continuing interest in 
the rifle club. 

Glenn Martin Dies; 
Was Benefactor Of 
Washington College 

Mr. Glenn Luther Martin, pioneer aviator, famous aviation in- 
dustrialist, friend and recent benefactor of Washington College, 
died on Sunday night, December 4, at University Hospital in Balti- 
more. Mr. Martin had been in ill health since late October and 
death came from a cerebral hemorrhage at 8:26 P. M. 

He had been rushed to the hospital by his physician, Dr. W. 
Kennedy Waller, by ambulance from his farm here in Kent County 
where he was stricken on Sunday morning. Burial took place 
yesterday, December 9, in the Fnirhaven Mausoleum near Santa Ana, 

Mr. Glenn L. Martin 

Zetas Hold 
Winter Hop 

Zeta Tau Alpha held their an- 
nual Christmas Semi-Formal Fri- 
day, December 2, from 9 to 1 in 
Cain Gym. Tickets were $1.00 
each and the proceeds went to 
Cerebral, Palsy. Paul Fredericks' 
Band furnished the music for the 
winter dance. 

Highlighting the evening was 
the announcing of the 1955-56 
Zeta Dream Boy, Jack Frederick: 
Preceding this the Zetas sang of 
their "Zeta Wonderland." Emily 
Dryden, president of ZTA an- 
nounced the Dream Boy and pre- 
sented him with a gift of a set of 
cufflinks with the Zeta crest on 
them. The Zetas then sang their 
"Zeta Dream Boy" song to Jack, 

Decorations for the dance fol- 
lowed the winter theme. Stars 
and snowf lakes fluttered from 
above and Christmas angels danced 
around the room. A giant tree 
was at one end of the gym while 
many other trees were placed 
around the gym. A red sleigh 
full of stuffed animals stood at 
the entrance. 

There will be another meeting 
of the rifle club and those who 
are interested in it before the 
Christmas Vacation, and after the 
vacation officers of the body will 
be elected. Those who are in- 
terested in shooting, regardless of 
experience, are urged to attend. 

Dr. Gibson expressed the feelings 
of the college and students in this 

"The death of Mr. Glenn Martin 
closes a chapter in the history of 
aviation, lie was the last of the 
pioneers of flight, a man tohose 
creative vision and determination 
helped to produce a new mode of 
transportation and a great in- 
dustry. Flight and the laws of 
flight were eternally- fascinating 
to him. His waterfowl sanctuary 
a few miles from our cum pit:) 
is a living memorial to that in- 

Though reserved in manner and 
essentially Itonely, as all great 
creative spirits are, Mr. Martin 
was a generous and kindly man. 
We who knew him will miss his 
shy sense of humor, his warmth 
of spirit, his fundamental sim- 
plicity. Washington College has 
lost a. great benefactor and friend." 

The 69 year old airplane builder 
held several firsts in aviation, 
having made his first flight in his 
own home made plane, and was 
the recipient of numerous awards 
for his contributions in the field 
of aviation. 

Mr. Martin was responsible for 
the erection of the new women's 
dormitory at Washington College 
which he had named in honor of 
his mother, Mrs. Arminta DeLong 
Martin. She had greatly en- 
couraged the late Mr. Maitrn 
during the early days of his 
career, and had even been the first 
passenger on one of his flights. 

The achievements of this pioneer 
in his field are well known; his 
company has made quite a few 
planes of great note, among which 
are air force training planes and 
bombers, including the famous 
Martin Marauder. The Martin 
aircraft firm, which now has a 
92 million dollar payroll, was re- 
cently given by the government the 
job of making and launching a 
satellite from the earth. 

Christmas Assembly 

The annual Christmas Assembly, 
featuring the Washington College 
Choir, will be held Thursday, 
December 15, in the auditorium. 

Under the direction of Dr. Frank 
Erk, the choir will present a pro- 
gram consisting of Carol of the 
Bells, Silent Night, Jingle Bells, 
The Hallelujah Chorus, and And 
the Glory of the Lord from the 
Messiah, Oh Sleep Baby Jesus, 
The Three Kings, Lo, How a Rose 
E'er Blooming, and the Alma 

Accompanying the choir will be 
Bob Tisen. 





Washington College Chestertown, Maryland 

Established 1782 

Member of the 
Associated Collegiate Press 

Editor-in-Chief ------ 

News Editor ------- 

Feature Editor 

Sports Editor ---.--- 

Circulation Manager ------ 

Business Manager ------ 

News Staff — Kakie Braeltett, Betty Won. n. 

Feature Staff — Carol Kniseley, J. Aldo Hullo, Anna Lucy AlUvpach, 
Boo Locker, Jerry Levin, Jim Fowke, Carolyn Walls, Sarah 
Sachse, Leslie Hoffmann, Pat Shaffer, Myra Bonhage. 

Sports Staff — Jim Walker, Ronnie Dratch, Sid Friedman, Roy Pippen. 

George Hanst 
Ralph Usilton 
Emii.y Dryden 
Al Albkiitson 
Buddy Sparks 


We join with others in wishing success to the pep band 
which made its first appearance al the Alumni-Varsity basket- 
ball game last Saturday. In ten minutes the hand created 
more school spirit and enthusiasm than lias been seen here in 
at least four years. 

A lot of spirit went into the creation of the band, and a 
lot more will help keep it alive. Spirit of the kind that 
provided the little red wagon and the clangy brass bell will 
not only keep the band alive, but make a growing institution 
out of it. 

The wagon and bell were the ideas and gifts ot Ken 
Bourn, last year's Student Council President. Ken saw that 
out rooting section needed some sort of "mascot" or symbol 
which would signify "Sho'men", a rather vague nickname 
at best. Since the Eastern Shore is noted for its splendid 
fish and oysters, Ken worked from this idea and finally 
purchased the bell from an oyster boat. He dug up his 
childhood wagon, painted it, lettered it, mounted the bell on 
it. and brought it to W. C. last summer. 

Such active interest in school spirit by a graduate should 
inspire us to support our teams avidly. With a few more Ken 
Bourns and a pep band that promises continued success, 
school spirit should reach its greatest heights. 

Letters To Editor 

Dear Sir: 

I find that I am one of the very 
few students on campus who read 
the Elm. God knows why I pursue 
it, for I am aware as any other 
of its shortcomings. The Elm is 
trite, flat, uninteresting, in short, 
it says nothing, For this reason, 
the majority of the student body 
glance at the headlines when they 
take their copy from their mail- 
boxes, then, as they turn their 
attention to an infinitely more in- 
teresting letter, deposit their col- 
lege newspaper on the nearest 
table or chair or even on the floor. 
Hence, the snack bar on Elm dis- 
tribution day commonly looks like 
Broadway just after an election 

I say that the Elm says nothing. 
The most common form of article 
to be found in it is an announce- 
ment of some coming attraction, 
a dance or concert or what have 
you. This is usually worded so 
as to convey the least possible 
amount of information in the 
greatest possible number of word: 
If the event is of any significance, 
the faithful reader is plagued with 
anouncements {sic: Editor) of it 
for as much as three issues in ad- 
vance. Finally the great event 
occurs, and. in the next issue, one 
can invariably find a write up of it 
using the identical words of the 
advance notices, with the sole ex- 
ception that the verb tenses have 
been changed from future to past. 
Ather fill for our newspaper in- 
cludes articles whose fauning {sic. 
Editor) chauvinism disguises their 
utter lack of subject matter, in- 
tenviews with people who obviously 
do not wish to be interviewed, and 
altogether uncritical criticisms of 
student theatricals. 

There is enough news on this 
campus, completely appart (sic: 
Editor) from the slander and the 
muckraking, to publish a news- 
paper the size of the Elm once 
a week. Example: within the last 
week, there has been a plagerisi 
(sic: Editor) case before the 
judiciary committee. This is in 
teresting. This is news. Exam- 
ple: Ralph Laws, one of the best 
liked and most influential mem 
bera of the senior class, left chool 
at Thanksgiving, and does not 

plan to finish his senior year. 
This, too, is interesting news. 
But we hear nothing of it. We 
hear, instead, that Sigma Sigma 
Oniicron rccicved (sic; Editor) 
seven new members at. an assembly 
which we were all compelled to 

The Elm says nothing because 
it has no policy. In talking with 
Dr. Penn recently, we concluded 
that the Elm never knows what 
to do or say about anything' be- 
cause it has iu> policy. Its aims 
;n«' not defined, and so, do not 
exist. It never takes a stand, 
because it has nothing to stand 
upon. Consequently, the only 
truly interesting things published 
by it are the letters that people 
having nothing to do with it send 

You, George Hanst, are not 'to 
blame. You are kept so busy 
writing articles and correcting the 
grammar of others' articles that 
yon have no time to formulate 
policy or set a tone for the paper. 
Here is what I suggest that you 
do: write a good onepage paper 
once a month. When you can put 
out a good onepage monthly, put 
out a onepage bimonthly. When 
you have mastered that, enlarge it 
or publish it every week. The 
Elm costs ninty. (sic: Editor) 
dollars an issue to print, and I 
think that, for that reason if fo: 
no other, it should be of good 

luality, and that it can be of g i 

quality, no matter how small or 
nfrequent. Throw out the gar- 
bage, George Hanst. You know- 
it to be garbage as well as I, and 
I warn you that if the quality of 
the Elm does not soon improve, you 
will lose one reader, perhaps youf 
only reader. 

Tom Jones 


Why is it that I suddenly feel 
abnormal? . . . Everywhere I go 
i ytie is different;. . . .to me, that 
. . I don't Feel at home, at home. 
I don't feel lonely, alone . . .1 don't 
companioned, in company.... 
".'.'? For Home reason I don't mind 
three bluebooks oo one day, or a 
jwllowsheet when I'm unprepared, 
... I . ,,ill , , or the Cold rooms in 
the dorm, or the mice, or the bright 
|j .;,, in the lounge, or Knipp's 
8:16, or Dr. Jones tests, or dirty 
ushing, or -lark Henry, or Doyle's 
lectures, or Eric's praeticals, or a 
Dean's slip in every course, or a 
room campus, or a dateless week- 
end, or a dead dance, or a dry 
Sunday night, or a sub with hot 
peppers, or registration on a Satur- 
lay, or the lack of clothes, or the 
lack of good courses, ■ or the ae- 
cumulation of stomach aches, or 
study hour, or termpaper, or the 
hou . or outside readings, or lines, 
< boys', or otherwise) , or house- 
meetings, or "heroes", or "act-". or tlie lack of t.p., or meal 
tickets, or hot dogs without musr 
taid, or afternoon classes in the 
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On A Senior 

by Carol Kniseley 

An outstanding member of the 
senior class. Jack Hunter, is in 
the spotlight of the ELM this week. 
Since he come to W. C. in his 
freshman year from Sparrows 
Point, Md., Jack has taken an 
active interest in campus activities. 

As president of Lambda Chi 
Alpha Fraternity, Jack is leading 
the Foos in their many activities 
this year. He served as theii> 
secretary last year. Since Jack 
enjoys music he sings in the choir, 
and plays the sax in Al Stevenson's 
Band and the trombone in the Pep 
Band. Sports are another one of 
Jack's interests, for he takes an 
active part in intramurals and 


by Boo Locker 

Have you ever wondered about 
the fellow you see working in the 
Snack Bar after ten thirty? He 
is Euiwon Chough, a quiet, un- 
assuming pre-med student who has 
seen the Korean War from the 
front lines in, his native land. 

Euiwon began his college educat- 
ion at the University of Seoul in 
June 1950. He had been jn school 
for ten days when the war broke 
out, and he was forced to conceal 
himself to avoid detection by the 
Communists, who were "covering 
the area like red waves on a sea." 

Everyone feared the Reds, but 
few had as much cause as Euiwon. 
While in high school he w'as al- 
ready on their black list as "being 
definitely anti-communist. He was 
a leader in a student group trying 
to keep the schools free, and as a 
result, his home was kept under 
constant surveillance and eventually 
burned. The Chough family finally 
had to separate and go to live 
with relatives, not knowing 
whether they would ever see one 
another again. 

Euiwon escaped by crossing the 
Han River, where he joined the 
voluntary students' troops under 
the Korean government. None of 
the students was trained in the 
use of their weapons, thus, in one 
battle one hundred and fifty mem- 
bers of the group were killed. 

The remainder of the students 
were reassigned • duties under 
medical dispensaries on the front 
lines, once again with no orien 
tation as to their work other thai 
the cries of dying men needing 
attention. This experience made 
such a deep and lasting impression 
on Euiwon that his goal is to be- 
come a doctor and help his people. 

After the second surrender at 

Help Fight TB 

\ 1955 CHBJSTMAS^GRirnNGS 1955 \ 

Buy Christmas Seals 

plays lacrosse. Last year Jack 
brought recognition to himself and 
to the college when he was chosen 
by the National Association of 
Manufacturers as the represents 
ative from independent colleges in 
Maryland to attend the National 
Industrial Conference in New 
York. He maintains a high 
icholastic standing, is vice-presi- 
of O.D.K. this year, and 
president of jSigma Sigma Omicron. 
Also, he has been selected for 
Who's Who among students in 
American Colleges and Univers- 
ities this year. • 

Jack is mujoring in biology 
with chemistry and French as his 
related subjects and plans to at- 
tend medical school after gradu- 
ation this June. 


by J. Aldo Gallo 

With Christmas at our doors 
and those enchanting tokens of 
affection showered upon us by the 
faculty (exams — soon to drop on 
us), we find ourselves turning 
our knowledge-ridden minds to 
more pleasant thoughts. What 
would we like for Christmas? We 
are all weak mortals and there- 
fore, our desires are somewhat 

The faculty desires peace and 
quiet away from the students. The 
students desire peace and quiet (?) 
away- from the faculty, and both 
desire peace and quiet away from 
the administration, if even for two 
short weeks. It's a nasty circle. 

Some of us want more for 
Christinas than to get away from 
school. The "Trash Scholarship' 
boys want to put aside their pick- 
up sticks, the athletes want to 
sleep all day, and the "socially 
conscious segment of the enroll 
merit" is busy consulting travel 
bureaus to arrange tours around 
the countryside for the annual 
round of Christmas parties. All 
students want to take home all 
the books in the library for those 
term papers they won't work on 
during the vacation. Plain and 
simple sweet young things want 
the plain and simple things 
life — like a plain and simple mink 
stole or a plain and simple '56 
Caddy from Daddy. On the other 
hand, some people (guess who) 
want contributions for the En- 
dowment Fund, another million or 
two for building, an auditorium 
that isn't propped up, etc. , 

Well, come Christmas morn, per- 
haps some of us will be lucky. 
Maybe old Santa, though he can't 
do the impossible, will bless us 
with at least one of our requests 
At any rate, it's nice to dream 
Whatever the holiday holds ir 
store for you, enjoy it and have a 
good season! 

Seoul, he was discharged from the 
dispensary and returned to the 
temporary campus in Pusan where 
he attempted to resume his studies. 
For a four month period Euiwon 
volunteered his services at a near- 
by orphanage while keeping up 
with his studies. 

Before returning to Korea he 
hopes to do some traveling, 
especially in France. Euiwon says 
people everywhere are the same 
underneath, but their environ- 
ments and cultures cause the 
differences that we see. On his 
vacations he stays at the Inter- 
national House in New York City, 
where he hopes to pursue his hobby 
of listening to classical music this 

We are glad to have Euiwon here 
on our campus and sincerely hope 
that he will choose W. C. to be his 
home in the United States. 

J&J Jabber 

With high regard and respect 
for the ensuing holiday season, we 
of J. & J. Jabber wish to give 
you, our most glorious reader, our 
version of Clement Moore's im- 
mortal poem "The Night Before 
'Twas the week before Christmas 

and all through the school 
A student caught studying was 

labeled a fool. 
The stockings were hung at the 

party with care, 
To dry from the booze that was 

spilled on them there. 
When out on the lawn there arose 

such a clatter, 
That they tossed down a drink to 

forget the whole matter. 
Away to the window one flew like 

a flash, 
Toting his gallon of 80 proof mash; 
The t moon on the breast of the 

new fallen snow 
Gave a luster to beer cans that lay 

far below; 
When what, to his wondering eyes 

should appear, 
But the "Bluebird's" own Gibby 

with a sleigh full of beer! 
And the little ole driver so lively 

and quick 
Was a college professor as tight 

as a tick! 
To the top of the porch, to the top 

of the wall, 
By George, they were headed for 

the top of Reid Hall! 
'So up to the housetop the coursers 

they flew 
With people in song, and a sleigh 

full of brew. 
As he drew in his head and was 

turning around, 
Down the chimney they came, not 

making a sound. 
'Twas Washington's faculty with 

soot in their hair! 
They were led by Gibby, now stand- 
ing there. 
They said not a word, but working 

with cheer, , 

They proceeded to empty their 
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To the faculty, administration, and 
students of Washington College, 

I am at a loss for the right words 
to adequately thank you for all 
your many kindnesses to mo during 
my illness, but I do want to say 
thank you for everything, and to 
assure you that your consideration 
of me at that time helped more 
than you know. 

The letter in the ELM recently 
from the students was one of the 
nicest tributes I have ever re- 
ceived — and to say I appreciate 
it simply doesn't say what I feel, 
but thank you so much for it. You 
are all so very nice to me. 
Most sincerely, 
Katherine Elliott 




Cagers Down Alumni, Lynchburg In Openers 

Alumni Bow, 84-53, In Home 
Tilt; Sievold, 'Nick' Top Scorers 

Washington College's basketball 
team downed a strong: Alumni live 
last Saturday night in the Chester- 
town High School Gym in the 
opening feature of the 1955-56 
season. The final score was 
84 to 53. 

The Varsity squad wasted no 
time in its attack, with Al Ber- 
nard and Joe Sievold each scoring 
10 points in the first quarter. 
High scores for the Varsity hoop- 
sters were Joe Sievold with 21 
points, Al Bernard with 15, and 
Ronnie Sisk with 14. 

The Alumni were paced by ex- 
Little College All-American Nick 
Scallion with 22 points, and last 
year's Varsity captain Jack Bergen 
with 19. 

With the Sho'men leading all the 
way, Coach Athey was able to 
rest his regulars and get a good 
look at his reserves under fire. 

This season's Varsity squad, al- 
though sprinkled with a few fourth 
year veterans, is composed mainly 
of graduates from the bench and 
three Freshmen. Co-captains 
Ronnie Sisk and Leo Gillis are both 

seniors who will steer this season's 
squad. They are consistently good 
outside shots and dependable ball 

Joe Sievold and Al Bernard, both 
graduates from last season's Junior 
Vai'sity, show considerable pro- 
mise this year. Sievold has the 
speed, drive, and alertness to de- 
velop into a fine scorer, as he 
proved Saturday night. Bernard 
has the scoring potential plus re- 
bound ability. 

Coach Athey also has Lou Bor- 
hely and Bob Sullivan under the 
boards. Sullivan has been plagued 
with a neck injury. He saw limited 
action Saturday night but looked 
especially good on a corner set 
shot he has perfected. 

Along with the Sho' veterans 
Coach Athey has come up with 
two high school scoring aces : 
Fritz Showers and Jim Sigler. 
Fritz led the Potomac Conference 
while Jim led the Western Mary- 
land Conference in scoring last 
season. Fritz, Jim, Russ Summers, 
Basil Wadkovsky, Jim Sollen, and 
Roy Henderson round out the team. 

Ssymanski To 
Try Out For 
Olympic Soccer . 

By Dixie Walker 

Coach Ed Athey announced this 
week that two Washington College 
soccer stars, co-captains Roger 
Smoot and Joe Syzmanski have 
been selected to attend try-outs for 
a berth on the 1956 Olympic Soccer 

Since time will not permit a 
North-South game, or sectional 
try-outs, the players selected will 
go directly to the Eastern Fiiiata 
which are scheduled for this week- 
end in Philadelphia. From this 
trial, men will be picked to play in 
an East-West game. Final trials 
will be held in St. Louis. A home 
and home series with Mexico will 
be held to determine who will 
represent North America in the 
Olympic competitions. 

Smoot has declined the invitation 
for personal reasons, but Syzman- 
ski plans to attend the trials. 
Since this will be the first time 
that a Sho' player has been 
nominated to participate in an 
Olympic Soccer trial, Washington 
College will be watching the pro- 
gress of Syzmanski closely. 

Cagers Nip Lynchburg, 88-74, 
In First Of 19-Game Schedule 


Fall Drills Produce Skill 

i By Roy Pippen 

As fall lacrosse gradually 
freezes to a standstill, now is a 
yood time to see how our team is 
shaping up. 

Fall lacrosse has a two-fold 
purpose: it teaches new men the 
basic fundamentals of the game 
so that they can be better pre- 
pared for formal spring practice, 
and it gives the returning players 
a chance to perfect their own 
game with particular emphasis on 
stickwork and ball handling. 

This fall, as in the past, there 
has been a great deal of develop- 
ment with the new players. Out 
of approximately twenty boys who 
came out regularly this fall, half 
were new men and of this group 
many had never played lacrosse 
at all. However, the end of a 
month's practice found the new 
men participating in' scrimmages 
along with the more experienced 
players. This does not mean that 
lacrosse is by any means easy, but 
it does prove that anyone with a 
fair amount of athletic ability and 
a lot of determination can master 
the basic fundamentals of the game 

in an encouragingly short time. 

The outstanding problems that 
have faced Coach Clark this fall 
are the developing of- an experi- 
enced defensive unit and finding 
someone to master the goal 
position. For fall practice Ed 
Bair, regular midfielder ' of last 
year, has been moved to crease 
defense — a position in which he 
shows^ excellent ability. Roy 
Pippen, returning letterman from 
last season, and Chick Mills have 
been working defensively behind 
the goal. The experience that both 
these boys gained last season 
should prove valuable this spring. 
Other strong contenders are Doug 
Gates, a Freshman who played 
lacrosse at Severn Prep; Ron 
Dratch, a big newcomer who is 
learning fast; and Bob Moore, a 
husky 'Veteran who shows good 
promise. Midfielder and letterman 
Jerry Caporoso may be used on 
defense due to his able size and 

At this point it looks like Berky 

Kenny, first string attack player 

in 1955, is in the lead for goalie. 

(Continued Page 4) 

- Random Sports Harvest - 

By Al Albertson 

The revised edition of the Sho' cagers looks as though 
they might have the power to snag another try at the Mason- 
Dixon Conference championship. Last year they had a so-so 
season but managed to win enough games near the end to 
get in the league playoffs. My observations thus far lead 
me to make a favorable prognosis. I think our boys will be 
the cause of a lot more sweat in the Conference this year. 
Mason-Dixon "All-Stars" 

The Mason-Dixon All-Conference soccer rosters came 
in too late to be written up the way we did the Middle 
Atlantic. In order to get the M-D line-ups in this issue 
at all, this column was cheerfully revised. I hope the readers 
will understand that our failure to give adequate space to the 
Mason-Dixon "All-Stars" was unavoidable. 

As usual, Washington College did all right; five of our 
players were chosen. Fullbacks Dick Lent and Sam Spicer 
are on the first team; and Joe Szymanski, Roger Smoot ad 
Luther Vaught represent us on the second squad. Rex 
Lender-man was our only selection for honorable mention. 

Taking the firsj and second teams together, Baltimore 
(Continued on page 4 ) 



by Jerry Yudizky 

Apparently the student body is 
"banding" together in an effort 
to raise the school spirit. How 
successful the new venture will be 
remains to be seen, but one thing 
is certain. If it isn't the spirits, 
it will at least be the roof of the 
high school gym that will be raised 
when the band gets together in 
their rendition of "When the 
Saints Come Marching In". 

The possibilities are very good 
that at future basketball games 
the band will play what is un- 
doubtebly W. C.'s most popular 
Alma Mater - "Dixie". (I myself 
am from Jersey and still pay my 
respects to "Yankee Poodle".) 

The uniform worn by Bubbles, 
(Continued Page 4) 

Want to get on 

Coach Ed Athey is wondering if 
enough students would be interest- 
ed to make it worthwhile to 
charter a bus to take students and 
the College's new pep band to the 
Johns Hopkins basketball gaim 
January 21. 

Student Government has agreed 
to investigate the possibility, and 
interested students should make 
their wishes known to their rep 
resentatives. The game will be 
played at Johns Hopkins in Balti 

The greater the number of 
students who sign up for the trip, 
the lower will be the rates charged. 

The last time a bus was 
chartered to convey students to 
an athletic event was last February 
when the Sho'men played Balti- 
more University in the semi- 
finals of the Mason-Dixon Con- 
ference at Loyola's Evergreen 
Gymnasium. Those who took the 
trip will remember that it was 
an enjoyable affair, and this year 
the added attraction is the pep 
band with plenty of music. 

By Sid Friedman 

Washington College opened its 
basketball season in a victorious 
vein by defeating Lynchburg Col- 
lege by the score of 88 to 74 on the 
loser's home court. 

For the Sho'men the evening was 
one of constant excitement. In 
the first quarter the outside shoot- 
ing excellence of Leo Gillis and 
Ronnie Sisk gave the Sho'men a 
commanding lead which they were 
neyer relinquished. Stunned by 
the sudden onslaught from the 
outside, Lynchburg set its de- 
fenses to cope with this and found 
it a bitter change for Ebe Joseph 
began to hound the Virginians 
from around the foul circle with 
one-handed jump shots. 

With about two minutes left in 
the first half the Sho'men in- 
creased this shooting mastery and 
finished the half leading by a score 
of 50 to 36. Yet, all was not 
bright for the Athey men, for Joe 
Sievold, Al Bernard, and Ronnie 
Sisk, all members-of the starting 
lineup, had three personal fouls 
each, and a loss of any of their 
talents could have caused defeat 
instead of victory. 

Coming out of their dressing 
room to start the second half the 
Sho'men were not a cocky bunch, 
but seemed determined to" squelch 
any attempt by Lynchburg to gain 
the victory. But Lynchburg was 
not to be denied, and at eight 
minutes-fifteen seconds had cut the 
lead to three points. It seemed to 
this writer that the team was not 
playing its ball game, but that of 

its opponent. Time was called and 
at the sound of the one minute 
buzzer the stern-faced Sho'men 
reappeared on the court. 

Roy Henderson, Fred Showers, 
Jim Sigler, and Jim Solden had 
by this time been present in the 
lineup, and all these youths who 
were making their first appearence 
in their Washington College career 
helped to ignite the spark set by 
Joseph, and the Sho'men were otT 
i>n the scoring rampage that was to 
bring them their hard fought 

For the winning Sho'men Joseph 
led the scoring with 22 points 
followed by Sisk, Henderson, and 
Gillis with 14, 12, and 12 points 


Pos. No, Fg. Ft. Tp. Name 

F 11 :i 2 8 Sievold 

F 33 2 1 5 Bernard 

G 35 7 14 Sisk 

G 14 6 ' 12 Gillis 

C 25 9 4 22 Joseph 

F 24 6 12 Henderson 

G 13 2 4 8 Showers 

G 22 1 5 7 Sigler 
36 16 88 


Pos. No. Fg. Ft. Tp. Name 




















































Injuries Stop 
Football Early 

By Sid Friedman 

An excessive number of injuries 
was the reason for calling off the 
intramural football league three 
games from the end of the schedule. 
Theta Chi, with a 8-1-0 record, 
was voted the league champion by 
representatives of the league in 
the absence of a playoff. Foxwell 
finished in second place and the 
Bluebirds third. 

Poor weather and scheduling 
difficulties prevented some games 
being played since November 14. 

Theta Chi downed Phi Sigma 
Kappa 27 to on November 14. 

The Bluebirds met and defeated 
Lambda Chi 13 to on November 

Theta Chi and the-Bluebirds met 
November 17 in a game from which 
the Oxmen were the victors, 7 to 6. 

Phi Sigma Kappa broke its 
losing streak to notch its only win 
of the season by defeating Kappa 
Alpha 7 to 6 on November 18. 

In the last game played, Thetn 
Chi squeezed by Foxwell 7 to 6 to 
maintain their first-place lead 
on November 21. 

W L T 
Theta Chi 8 10 

Foxwell 4 11 

Bluebirds 5 2 1 

Kappa Alpha 2 5 1 

Lambda Chi 15 2 

Phi Sigs 1 ? 

Four Sho' Booters Picked On 
Middle Atlantic All Star' Team 

By Dixie Walker 

The All-Middle Atlantic Conference soccer team of 1956, 
picked by the conference coaches placed, placed two players 
each from Washington College on th first and second elevens. 
Linemen Roger Smoot and Luther Vaught were named to 
the first team and goalie Joe Syzmanski and lineman Hex 
Lenderman are the second team represntatives. Fullback 
Sam Spicer, halfback Herm Schmidt, and lineman Barry 
Burns gained honorable mention recognition to the squad. 

^,. . ™ .... Spcnnd Team 

First Team 

Fuhr, Delaware goalie 

Steele, Delaware fullback 

Spitnas, Johns Hopkins fullback 

Ullrich, Drexel halfback 

Hitchings, F & M halfback 

Leuffen, F & M halfback 

Smoot, Washington College line 

Harmon, Western Maryland line 

Jethon, Drexel line 

Washofsky. Drexel line 

Vaught, Washington College line 

Second Team 
Syzmanski, Wash. College 
Reed, Western Maryland 
Christenson, Bucknell 
Grain, Gettysburg 
"Collegnan, Johns Hopkins 
Shakour, Johns Hopkins 
Dowden, Bucknell 
Senyk, Drexel 
Tebo, Johns Hopkins 
Lenderman, Wash. College 
Paxson, Bucknell 





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should contact the editor or 
news editor. 

Dean Bradley 
Attends Meeting 

Dean Amanda T. Bradley at- 
tended the annual meeting of the 
Regional Association of Deans of 
Women and Advisors of Girls 
whic li was held this year at 
Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School 
on October 28-29. Dean Bradley 
is president of this organization. 
Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School 
is one of Maryland's best secondary 
schools and seven of its graduates 
are in our freshman class this 

Duo Returns 

Students and friends of Wash- 
inglun College were entertained in 
William Smith Hall last night, 
November 17, by a piano-violin 
duo as the second of the College- 
Community Concert Series was 

Miss Evi Liivak and Mr. Richard 
Ajischeutz rendered a series of 
violin and piano arrangements as 
returnees to our stage. Actually 
a husband-wife team, they have 
performed at Washington College 

The next concert will be held on 
December 1, when the guest artists 
will be Lucas Hoving and Lavinia 
Neilsen in a series of dance inter 

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Random Sports Harvest 

Continued from Page 3 
University had the highest number of players chosen (six) 
and Washington College was second highest with five. 
Baltimore U. and the Sho'men each had three men on the 
second team — more than any other schools in the league. 
Kiblcr Field to Australia 

Joe Szymanski has done a lot for Washington College 
athletics. He has played something ever since he came 
here, always seriously and with plenty of constructive 
criticism. Last week he received and accepted the invitation 
to the Olympic tryouts. It's a long way from the pre- 
liminaries' to Australia, and Joe might not get there. We 
can only hope he makes -it and encourage him all we can, 
because he will be playing against the best booters in the 
world. It is a feather in Washington College's cap that it 
has a participant in the world's foremost athletic event. 

The Olympics impost difficulties and inconveniences 
that prevent many worthy athletes from getting into the 
events. Students lose several weeks of prcious study time 
in the tryouts alone. All entrants must pay thir travel and 
living expenses and furnish their own athletic equipment. 
Gladiatorial Intramurals 

Jack Fredricks is amazed that he played nine year of 
tackle football without getting any chronic injuries. Now 
he has a persistent knee ialment as a result of an injury 
received early in the recent intramural touch pigskin league. 

It was a rough league this year, perhaps too rough to 
be called "touch". Good and bad can be said of the rough- 
ness. Since no crippling injuries occurred, the worst result 
of the rough-stuff was the premature death of the league 
before the schedule was completed. 

Too much enthusiasm and the determination to win — 
ordinarily valuable assets— robbed the top teams of a try 
at the championship. But in the final analysis it was a case 
of suicide and self-larceny, for it was the way the teams played 
that caused the injuries, which in turn caused the league 
to be outlawed. 

Group Makes 
History Trip 

On Friday, Dec. 2, amidst a 
cold and snowy day, Mr, Henry 
took a group of history students 
to Williamsburg, Virgina to see a 
representation of colonial life and 

A tour was arranged in which 
five buildings were visited. Among 
these were the Capital, The 
Raleigh Tavern and the Governor's 
Paiaee. Besides these main build- 
ings, various craft shops were 
seen. They were operated by 
people who dressed in colonial 
style. Many of these people are 
college students at William and 
Mary who have a particular in- 
terest in colonial history. They 
explained the organization of the 
shops and the function that they 
performed during the colonial era. 

The tour was concluded on 
Saturday afternoon but several 
students stayed to visit Yorktown, 
Va. on Sunday. 

'55 Grads Do 
Teaching Work 

Fourteen members of the class 
of 1956 qualified for the Maryland 
High School Teacher's Certificate. 
Of this group, eight are in teach- 
ing positions, one is in service, one 
is a homemaker, and four other 
members of the group are gain- 
fully employed otherwise. 

Those in teaching positions 
follow: Kenneth R. Bourn, civics 
and English, North Point High 
School, Baltimore County; Patricia 
Ann Edwards, core and mathe- 
matics, Belair High School, Har- 
ford County; Allan T. Hanifee, 
English and social studies, Sudlers- 
ville High School, Queen Anne's 
County; Martha Ann Kohout, 
social studies, Aberdeen High 
School, Harford County. 

Others are Jane Golt Sparks, 
English and social studies, 
Annapolis Junior High School, 
Anne Arundel County; Joan Vanik 
Grim, social studies and mathe^ 
matics, Lavaca High School, La- 
vacas, Arkansas; Constance P. 
Whaley, core # and mathematics, 
Belair High " School, Harford 
County ; Ramona Lee Willey, 
mathematics, Cambridge Junior 
High School, Dorchester County. 

Thomas Law, a graduate of the 
class of 1955, but who did not 
fully meet certificate requirements 
is teaching social studies at Fay 
School, Southboro, Massachusett! 

Fall Drills 

Continued from Page 3 

Charlie Stowe, who played goalie 
on (.he soccer team, is also a lead- 
ing candidate. Herb Moore, a good 
prospect from the University of 
Maryland, is ineligible to play this 

The close attack will be led by 
third team All- American John 
Howard, a superior lacrosse player 
who poses a constant threat to all 
opponents. Chuck Buck, a snappy 
heads-up creaseman, will be back 
on the crease this year trying to 
better his 22-goal scoring mark of 
last year. Assisting Howard be- 
hind the goal are contenders Stan 
Goldstein, injured last season; 
Bruce Hawtin, Freshman from 
Severn Prep; and returning letter- 
men Bill Bernstein and Bill Lit- 
singer. Hawtin, Bernstein and 
Litsinger will also be used on mid- 

Joe Seivold, outstanding player 
and mainstay of last year's mid- 
field, will be assisted in the mid- 
field this season by letterman 
Basil Wadkovsky, newcomer Tom 
Allen, a veteran from Boys Latin 
School, and the above named 

Official spring practice will start, 
as always, in mid-February. 

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Diz(k)y Dallies 

(Continued from Page 3) 
the drum major, is an original 
by I. Majination, of New York, 
Miami, Los Angles, and Chester- 
town. His baton was obtained 
through the courtesy of the "Bands 
for W. C. - Alumnae" Basketball 
Games" fund. 

The musicians seemed to be 
quite animated - especially the 
bass drummer, "Mouse" Bair. 

Elsie, the Borden cow, donated 
her Sunday morning bell for the 
Saturday night uproar. 

At the present rate of con- 
struction, the new gym will be 
condemned for old age before it 
is completed. The graduates of the 
Class of '56 will have an excellent 
opportunity to be on hand at the 
dedication of the new field house. 
The dedication of the gym and the 
graduation of the children of next 
June's graduating class will pro- 
bably be held on the some day. 

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(Continued from Page 2) 

sacks of cold beer. 
Then laying a finger aside of the 

Gibby and friends up the chimney 

But I heard them exclaim 'ere they 
, drove out of sight, 
"Merry Christmas to all; no study 



(Continued from Page 2) 
spring, or short boys, or straight 
hair, or basketball practice, or 
empty coke machines, or the lack 
of a fourth for bridge, or writing 
letters home, or the lack of 
"dinero", or ... . need I go on???? 

For some reason I don't like 
dances at Rock Hall, called-off 
classes, field trips, vacations, 
money on weekends, movies in 
Church Hill, the Bird, boys girls, 
dates, milkshakes, steak sand- 
wiches, bridge, the Snack Bar, 
mail, LIFE, sleep, the Granary, 
Melody Ballroom, necking, an age 
card, Jimmy Dean, Xmas, fraterni- 
ties, sororities, Dean Padget, the 
lacrosse team, snap courses, cuts, 
etc., etc. 

Now, why do I feel abnormal? 
I guess because I'm the direct 
opposite of every normal ( ?) 

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VOL. XXiX, NO. 6 



Players Plan 2nd 
Trip To Iceland 

The Washington Players ar 
planning their second trip to Ice- 
land, where they will present "My 
Three Angels", a one-time Broad- 
way hit. 

Try-outs for the seven male and 
three female roles for "My Three 
Angels" will be held on Tuesday 
and Wednesday, February 7 & 8. 

The Sam and Bella Spewach 
comedy is to be the second pre- 
sentation by the Washington Play- 
ers for the servicemen at the U.S. 
Air force base in Keilavik, Iceland. 
Last year a flying troupe of the 
local thespians entertained the^air- 
men with "Harvey". 

Joe Keller, who is directing the 
play, is again in charge of the 
trip which will be made in a MAT£f 
(Military Air Transport Service) 
four-engine airliner. April 23 is 
the date of departure from Mc- 
Guire Airforce Base in New Jersey 
and April 29 is the date of return 

A sensational success on Broad- 
way during the '40's, it was one 
o fthe popular hits recently in its 
movie version, "We're No Angela", 

New Admissions 
Assistant Appointed 

Washington College has recently 
appointed J. Stewart Cox of New 
York City to be Assistant Director 
of Admissions. Mr. Cox will visit 
high schools and preparatory 
schools to explain the Washington 
College program of liberal arts and 
sciences and to do preliminary 
screening of possible applicants to 
the freshman class. 

Mr. Cox is a graduate of Pamona 
College, a veteran of World War II, 
and comes to the college from a 
career in sales promotion both in 
Europe and this country. 

He has been chosen particularly 
to serve the newly announced ad- 
missions policy of the college, which 
aims at wider geographical origin 
and increased quality of the stu- 
dent body. 

Bobbie Dew Is _ 
Phi Sig Queen 

Last night the Phi Sigma Kappa 
fraternity held its annual Moon- 
light Ball at Rock Hall, and crown- 
ed Bobbie Dew queen. This dance 
maintained its reputation as one 
of the season's most popular affairs, 
since a good crowd was on hand. 

From 9 "til 1, the music of Paul 
Frederick's Band kept the dance in 
full swing. The highlight of the 
evening was the ceremony to 
crown the Moonlight Ball Queen. 
Following this, the Phi Sigs 
serenaded the queen with the 
"Moonlight Girl Song". 

Chaperones at this semi-formal 
affair Wc-re Mr. James, Mr. and 
Mrs West and Mr. ana Mrs. 
Barnett. The president of the Phi 
Sigs is Jack Winkler. Bob Colboi n, 
vice-president, was in charge of the 
Moonlight Ball. 

Will Meet With 
Future Teachers 

Any seniors interested in teach- 
ing, regai'dless of whether they 
have taken the professional courses, 
will have an opportunity to secure 
teaching positions this coming 
year, due to the present scarcity 
of teachers who meet all qualifi 

Representatives from the Balti- 
more County Department of 
Education will be on the campus 
Tuesday, February 7th to inter 
view prospective teachers. Stu 
dents who are interested in teach- 
ing in elementary schools can 
secure limited qualification by 
taking a summer course in Towson 
State Teachers College during the 
summer of 1956. 

Padgett Quits; 
New Teacher 
Is Appointed 

Mr. Edward R. Padgett has re- 
signed his post as Assistant Pro- 
fessor of History and Political 
Science at Washington College, 
and tor the second semester of 
this academic year Mr. Vladimir 
Roisky-Dubnie has been appoint- 
ed as Instructor in Political Sci- 

Professor Padgett, who came 
to the College in September, 1950, 
will leave the eampus at the close 
of this current semester in order 
to continue and complete the 
work for his doctorate at the Uni- 
versity of Maryland. 

Dr. Daniel Z. Gibson said, "Pro- 
fessor Padgett's colleagues and 
students join with me, I am sure, 
in wishing him groat success both 
in his work at Maryland and in his 
subsequent career." 

The new teacher, Mr. Dubnic 
has been educated in Czechoslo- 
vakia, England, and in this coun- 
try, at Harvard and the Univer- 
sity of Chicago, where he has cohi- 
pleted his work for the doctorate, 
excepting the dissertation. 

During the war Mr. Dubnic 
fought against the Germans in the 
Czech underground and finally es- 
caped from his native land after 
the Communists occupied it. He 
has been Assistant Director of the 
Institute of World Affairs, a 
Teaching Fellow in Government 
at Hai-vard University, a foreign 
correspondent and British Broad- 
casting Company scriptwriter in 
London and for the past half-year 
has been a political and economics 
free lance writer In Brazil, 

Handbook Will Assist 
Students In Library 

The Librarian, Mr. Meigs, has 
long felt that the time officially 
allotted for giving instruction in 
the use of the Library was quite 
inadequate. The members of the 
Library staff constantly endeavor 
to supplement the lecture given 
to Freshmen during their first 
week at College with individual 
assistance and instruction. But 
this individual instruction is, for 
the most part, given only to those 
who ask for it, since it is hardly 
feasible to collar each student as 
he comes into the Library and 
make him a captive audience. 

On the other hand, the librar- 
ians frequently encounter stu- 
dents who obviously have not 
grasped the bare fundamentals of 
correct or intelligent library us- 
age. To remedy this situation is 
clearly the librarians' duty. But 
unless more library instruction is 
either required by the administra- 
tion or sought after by the stu- 
dents, how is it to be given? 

An important contribution to- 
wards solving this problem has re- 
cently been made by Mr. Bailey, 
Assistant Librarian, who has pre- 
pared an excellent STUDENT 
HANDBOOK, copies of which 
have been issued in mimeograph- 
ed format and are for sale at the 
Circulation Desk in the library for 
25 cents per copy (less than the 
cost of manufacture!). 

All students who believe that 
they should know more about how 
to use the library (and that should 
apply to most of you) are urged 
to purchase a. copy of this In- 
formative and fact-filled pamph- 

An hour or two spent in study- 
ing its contents will save much 
more time and wasted effort for 
those who now flounder needless- 
ly and helplessly when confront- 
ed by how to find what and where 
in the library. Do yourself a 
favor and buy a STUDENT 
HANDBOOK today! 

Players Rehearse 
" The Father " 

Rehearsals are well under way 
for "The Father", the Washington 
Players' winter production by 
August Strindberg which will be 
presented in mid-February, 

Strindberg's works are generally 
extremely melodramatic and "The 
Father" presents one of the most 
difficult challenges in the field of 
acting. Jack Daniel, a seasoned 
veteran of previous Players' pro- 
ductions, is cast in the lead role 
of the Captain. Starring opposite 
him in the part of Laura, his 
crafty, dominating wife, is Sally 
Ann Groome, a freshman who is 
making her first appearance with 
the Players. The Doctor is en- 
acted by Dan Haupt who returns 
to the Bill Smith stage in a much 
serious role after his popular 
success as ex-football great Joe 
Ferguson in "The Male Animal" 
last month. Eva Corliss as Bertha, 
Doris Hall as the Nurse, Bill 
Shortall as Nojd, and Al Easterby 
as the Orderly complete the cast. 

Harvey Samis, Jr is in charge of 
directing and will be assisted by 
Tom Elder. 

College Instructor 
Speaker At Hopkins 

Dr. Gerda Blumenthal, Assist- 
ant Professor of French at Wash- 
ington College, participated in 
the Graduate Writing Seminar at 
Johns Hopkins University on Jan- 
uary 11. 

Professor Blumenthal spoke on 
Albert Camus, the French philo- 
sopher, novelist and playwright. 

Albertson Made 
New Elm Editor 

Clark Named 
Head Of 
Stick Group 

Dr. Charles B. Clark, head of the 
Washington College history and 
political science Department, was 
elected President of the United 
States Inter-CjOllegiate Lacrosse 
Association at their annual meet- 
ing, a three day -convention at the 
Statler Hotel, held in December 
1955 in New York City. Most of 
the colleges and universities who 
play lacrosse belong to this old 
Association which ,vas organized 
before 1900. 

Dr, Clark had previously served 
as tirst vice-president and* will 
hold the position of President for a 
one-year elected term. Tradition- 
ally, however, the President serves 
tor two years. Dr. Clark's duties 
will include the naming and 
organizing of all official committees 
of the organization, such as the 
publicity committee, development 
committee, AU-American Com- 
mittee, etc.; presiding at the an- 
nual meeting of the association in 
New York City in December; 
presiding in June at the time of 
the North-South All-Star Game 
and presenting awards to #the 
championship team and individual 
winners of awards. 

The Association keeps a full-time 
Secretary-Treasurer in New York 
City to handle the routine work. 
This year the Association is trying 
to arrange, at the request of a 
joint Oxford-Cambridge lacrosse 
team, a trip for that team of the 
United States to play a series of 
games in the spring. 

OMAR Liaison 

Dr. Joseph H. McLain, head of 
the chemistry department at Wash- 
ington College, has been appointed 
to a technical liaison committee 
supervising a joint three-company 
program of applied research and 
development of supersonic air- 
craft and missile propulsion. 

This project was established by 
Reaction Motors, Inc., Olin Mathie- 
son Corporation, and Marquardt 
Aircraft Company. It is known as 
the OMAR program. 

The liaison committee will draw 
on the combined reseach, engin- 
eering, and production resources of 
the three organizations for the 
purpose of linking mechanical ex- 
perience in supersonic engine and 
rocket development with chemical 
experience in the manufacture of 
special fuels and other chemical 
products used by the supersonic 
propulsion industry. 

Dr. McLain graduated from 
Washington College in 1937 with 
a B. S. degree, and he received his 
Ph. D. degree from Johns Hopkins 
University in 1946. He taught at 
Washington College from 1946 
until 1954, when he resigned to 
take an administrative post with 
Olin Mathieson. He returned to 
the Chestertown institution in 

The Faculty-Student Commit- 
tee on Publications on Thursday 
named Thurman (Al) Albertson 
new editor-in-chief of the Elm, 
effective next semester. At the 
same time, the committee approv- 
ed appointments of Bob Penketh- 
man and Dick Farrow as editor 
and business manager, respective- 
ly, of the 1957 Pegasus. 

Al has served the Elm as sports 
writer and sports editor in his 
three-year tenure. New ap- 
pointees to staff editorships are 
Sarah Sachse, feature editor and 
Dixie Wulker, sports editor. Son- 
ny Usilton will continue as news 

The future editor of the year- 
book is currently associate editor 
and a former staff writer. Far- 
row is an ad salesman at present 

for the Pegasus. 

The yearbook appointments 
were made a semester in advance 
in order to allow ample planning 
time and an opportunity to gain 
more experience by working with 
the staff veterans. 

It was remarked that yearbook 
publication is now in the unique 
and almost ridiculous situation of 
having 3 yearbooks being prepar- 
ed at the same time. The much- 
delayed 1955 Pegasus is, at last 
report, still that way. 

Photo Contest 
Offers Prizes 

Prizes will be offered to college 
students in seven divisions of the 
Eleventh Annual Collegiate Photo 
Competition, the judging of 
which will take place at the School 
of Journalism of the University 
of Missouri in Columbia, Mis- 

Any person regularly enrolled 
in a college or university is eligi- 
ble to enter this contest in any of 
the following classifications: Pic- 
ture Portfolio, News (Human In- 
terest), Pictorial (Salon, includ- 
ing scenics, still-life, pattern, 
$tc.), Portraits and/or Character 
Studies, Sports, and Picture Se- 

Sponsoring the annual compe- 
tition are Kappa Alpha Mu, pho- 
tojournalism honorary fraternity, 
The National Press Photogra- 
phers Association, and ,The En- 
cyclopaedia Biitannica. Entry is 
free and the deadline for all pho- 
tos is March 10, 1956. 

Any students interested in en- 
tering the contest should consult 
the ELM editor for further de- 
tails. . 

Gibson Named To 
MSA Commission 

Dr. Daniel Z. Gibson, President 
of Washington College, was elected 
to the Commission on Institutions 
of Higher Education by the mem- 
bers of the Middle States Associ- 
ation of Colleges and Secondary 
Schools at the annual convention 
in Atlantic City on November 25th. 

The seven-man Commission is 
responsible for the accrediting of 
colleges, universities and secondary 
schools in New York, Pennsylvania, 
Maryland, Delaware and the Dis- 
trict of Columbia. Dr. Gibson's 
term will expire in 1958. 



Washington College Chestertown, Maryland 

Established 1782 

Editor-in-Chief - - - ■ - ■ ■ George Hanst 

Newt Editor Ralph Usilton 

Feature Editor EMILY DliYDEN 

Sports Editor - - Al Albertson 

Circulation Manager - - Roy PlPPEN 

Business Manager BUDDY Sparks 

News Staff — Kakie Brackett, Betty Warren. 

Feature Staff — Carol Kniseley, J. Aldo Gallo, Anna Lucy Allspach, 

Boo Locker, Jerry Levin, Jim Fowke, Carolyn Walls, Sarah 

Sachse, Leslie Hoffmann, Pat Shaffer, Myra Bonhage. 

Sports Staff — Jim Walker, Ronnie Dratch, Sid Friedman, Roy Pippen. 

Summa Cum Laucle 

The resignation of Professor Edward Padgett meets with 
regret from the students. 

Mr. Padgett is characterized as a brilliant man and a 
great teacher. As one who knows current world history and 
keeps remarkably well informed on all sorts of everyday 
topics, from politics to conomics to grade D movies, Mr. 
Padgett has few equals and fewer superiors. Comparatively 
little in human relations escapes his interest, yet he knows 
enough about those subjects which don't interest him to tell 
why they don't. 

Imparting this knowledge and desire for knowledge to 
the students is a knack of Mr. Padgett's. Combining an intel- 
lectual formality with a sarcastic and critical informality, he 
has made his class periods into campus legends. His lucid 
judgment cuts through sham and bombast, now condensing 
matters to important facts and ideas, now highlighting those 
things slighted, always illustrating his remarks with his 
own brand of satire. Learning is at once both pleasurable 
and serious, always memorable. 

It seems a shame to spend so little space on a man who 
has tremendously influencel his students, and who will be 
counted as a great contributor to their college education. 
As Mr. Padgett leaves Washington College summa cum 
laude, we join with the rest of the school in regretting his 
decision, but wishing him further success. 



Letters To Editor 

Dear Sir: 

I was interested in reading in 
the last issue of the ELM how 
much Tom Jones had to say about 
"nothing." In this letter I would 
like to give a reply to not only Mr. 
Jones, hut to all ot tne other stu- 
dents who have used their school 
paper as a pet object on which to 
sharpen their powers of critical 
analysis. I would like to intro- 
duce to these perennial gripers 
the "something" that is in the 

Mr. Jones said in his letter that 
"the ELM had nothing." Henry 
Thoreau, who expressed a num- 
ber of personal opinions a century 
or so ago, once stated, "I am sure 
I have never read any memorable 
news in a newspaper." Is Tom 
Jones, like Thoreau, searching for 
"memorable" news in a small-col- 
lege bi-weekly rather than for 
that news for which the ELM is 
intended to present — the goings- 
on about the campus? 

The ELM is not a literary mag- 
azine. Pick up any newspaper 
and what do you find? You will 
see pages of pictures, reports, and 
comments about a speech, ball 
game, or other event which the 
greater part of the nation has al- 
ready watched on TV or heard 
over the radio. Mr. Jones should 
visit the dining hall on Thursday 
during the assembly hour. He 
would wonder who was at the as- 
sembly! Therefore, contrary to 
what your correspondent in the 
last issue might have thought, 
there were a number of students 
who did not know about the SSO 
initiation, to use his illustration 
on this point. 

As for "plaguing" the editor 
with announcements of coming 
events for "as much as three is- 
sues in advance", I would like to 
refer Mr. Jones to the Philadel- 
phia Inquirer and Bulletin. These 
two are among the top papers in 
circulation and quality in the na- 
tion. They begin publicizing 
coming events as much as two 
months — eight weeks — in advance. 
And these are daily papers, not bi- 
weekly. To make an event a fin- 
ancial success, it must be "sold* 
to the public, and newspaper pub- 
licity is one of the strongest tools 
of selling. The Washington Play- 
ers, in particular, are in need of 
as much support of all kinds — 
ELM articles being one of the 

On A Senior 

by Carol Kniseley 

Anne Grim, the Senior of the 
Week, proves the truth of the old 
statement "If you want something 
done, ask a busy person to do it". 
She has been taking an active part 
in campus activities since coming 
to W. C. as a freshman from 

Anne, who is editor-in-chief of 
the 1956 PEGASUS, gained her 
experience by working as assiociate 
editor last year and printing editor 
in her sophomore year. The ,Stu 
dent Government Association has 
been one of her major activities. 
She held the office of treasurer in 
her sophomore year, that of vice- 
president last year, and served on 
the Constitutional Revision Com- 
mittee. As freshman, Anne was 
class treasurer. A member of the 
Washington Players for four years, 
she has worked on the Make-up 
Committee, of which she was chair- 

How We Studied In Reid Hall 

prime sources — as possible in or- 
der to exist. 

In connection with theatricals, 
it might be noted for the benefit 
of Mr. Jones, that the critical re- 
views of the Players' productions, 
be they critical, uncritical, or just 
practice in writing for a doctor's 
legree thesis, are written by mem- 
bers of the faculty and not by 
ELM reporters. 

I agree with the ELM critics 
that there is more news than that 
hich eventually ends up on these 
four pages. However, I also 
know that there are many stu- 
dents, like Tom Jones, who have 
the ability to transform the news 
nto interesting write-ups, but 
who would rather complain about 
Ihe work of the two or three he- 
roic reporters who comprise the 
news writing staff. The news is 
here, _ut where are the writers 
hiding who could assist the pres- 
ent skeleton-size staff? 

There is no need *o follow Mr. 
Jones' suggestion of writing a 
good one-page paper once a 
month, etc., in order to eventually 
put out a good paper. If more 
Tom Joneses would stop spending, 
their time criticizing and com- 
plaining about the ELM to their 
friends and would devote, in- 
stead, a little time and effort to 
contributing to the paper, a good 
four-page paper could be put out 
each week, starting with the next 
issue. It takes time to write one 
good article, especially when the 
writer also has two or three term 
papers of ten to fifteen pages in 
length to write and a hundred 
pages or so of outside reading to 
do each week in addition to his 
regular text assignments. When 
five columns have to be filled by 
two persons every other week, a 
person shouldn't expect the finest. 
Nor should a science major be 
expected to write an article of 
New York Times caliber. 

Nothing is ever perfect. No 
matter how improved or changed 
over the ELM might be, there 
would still be room for more im- 
provment, and there would still 
be complaints. But in order to 
better the paper at all, there must 
be someone to do the bettering. 
The present staff is doing the best 
it can. With more contributing 
writers, a better job could be 
done. If more students would 
follow the example of Tom Jones, 
and stop talking about the ELM 
and start helping it, they wouldn't 
have as much to complain about. 
Jerry Yudizky, 

man for two years. She is also 
a member of the Canterbury Club 
and the F.T.A. 

In the field of sports Anne :s 
active in all the intramural 
tournaments, has made the honor- 
ary field hockey and basketball 
teams, and has been a represent- 
ative to the G.I.A.A. for four years. 
Formerly president of the Reid 
Hall Council, Anne is now the 
first president of the Minta Mar- 
tin Council. She also serves as 
secretary of Zeta Tau Alpha, and 
beside her Zeta pin is Hezzv 
Howard's Theta Chi pin. With 
all these activities, Anne earned 
the honor of being chosen for Who's 
Who in American Colleges and Uni- 
versities this year. 

Majoring in psychology with 
biology and English as her related 
courses, Anne plans to teach after 
graduation. Although she proves 
one old adage, Anne disproves 
another, that "Beauty and brains 
don't mix". 

I Used To 

I used to go to the Bird sometimes 

And while the time away. 

I used to play the pinball machine 

I won sometimes, someway. 

I used to enjoy the National Boh 

{Schmidts, when the set-ups were 

I used to hop from table to table, 
And watch the people and see 
Who's romance was on or off 
And who was rushing whom. 
I used to drink with the old alumni 
And listen to "Remember when?" 
I used to talk to all kinds of people 
I even danced with a few! 
Conversation was good: courses 

and sports, 

Way back when I was a fresh- 
man, to study in Reid Hall was 
virtually impossible. The only 
way to attain an atmosphere suit- 
able for adequate concentration 
was to sound-proof the room, 
barricade the door, and then sit 
out on the fire escape. Since that 
procedure was impractical, there 
was no such thing as true study in 
a quiet room in the old dorm. 

Each night at seven the bell 
sounded to signal the beginning of 
study hour, and the floor councilor 
(alias whipcracker) shepherded the 
girls into their rooms two by two, 
where a two and a half hour per- 
usal of the books was supposed to 
take place. However, the first 
hour was spent in hanging up 
clothes, discussing the events of 
the day, and searching for the 
books. Then, if both roommates 
felt conscientious, a few moments 
of study took place. 

Soon we heard "Third floor" 
over the intercom system. Four 
teen doors opened simultaneously 
and twenty-odd faces peeped out. 
The voice continued "Mary Jones, 
long distance". Mary squealed, 
grabbed a housecoat, and rushed 
madly down to the phone booth. 
We clustered in little groups and 
discussed the source of Mary's 
phone call, until the warning cough 
and raised eyebrows of our floor 
councilor sent us scurrying back 
to our separate cells. There, we 
waited tensely until we heard the 
sound of Mary's returning foot 
steps. Then the doors flew open 
and the heads popped out again, 
as we satisfied our curiosity con- 
cerning the mysterious phone call. 

After a fifteen minute round- 
table on why the rest of us didn't 
get calls, we settled down behind 
our doors to resume study (?) in 
our individual ways, and believe 
me, there used to be some very 
original study techniques on the 
third floor of Reid Hall! Most of 
us studied on our beds, never at 
our desks. One girl had to have 
her feet on the wall in order to 
concentrate. Another used the 
woeful twangs and sighs of hill- 
billy music to stimulate her study. 
The exact opposite was our one 
devotee of classical music, from 
whose room came sound of stirring 
symphonies every evening. I had 
to crack my toes constantly in 
order to get full understanding 
from my history readings. 

We always dressed for study 
hour. Since comfort was the 
criterion, dungarees, shorts, pa- 
jamas, housecoats, slips, even 
towels were acceptable, but skirts 
and sweaters were taboo. 

Food was essential for effective 
study. After each meal, rolls and 
bread were smuggled from the 
dining hall into the dorm, where 
they were stored in tin containers 
for future consumption. Cookies 
and crackers with jelly were the 
staple foods of study hour, as the 
fingers moved from cracker box 
to jelly jar to mouth, and the eyes 
never left the books. Cider was 
smuggled in occasionally, but it 
had a habit of fermenting quickly 
if kept near radiators, so naturally, 
we had to throw it away (?). 

Eight-fifteen was the hour to 

Where are we going, What will 

we do, 
What are we here for, what have 

we done, 
Religion and politics, fraternities, 

Did I waste my time then, I ration- 
No, I don't think I did. 
The Bird was part of that "broad 

Til I D cards called me a kid. 
So now I see my card's flattering 

And remembering makes me blue. 
But I'll soon be a Senior and do 

The things that I used to do. 

turn on the radios, tuned down 
low, and dilute algebra and 
sociology with the strains of "You 
Belong to Me", "Purple Shades", 
"Why Don't You Believe Me", 
"Hold Me, Kiss Me, Thrill Me", 
"Blacksmith's Boogie", and the 
theme from "Moulin Rouge". 

At about eight-thirty, stealthy 
footsteps were heard creeping down 
the hall. They paused, and then 
there was silence. That continued 
until the end of study hour when 
few of us were found in our own 
rooms. During the mass migration, 
study ended, as discussions of 
clothes, girls, and (mostly) men 
took over. For diversion we used 
to practice Miss Doris's contortive 
gym exercises, imitate professors, 
or perform mock Voodoo ceremon- 

During the last part of study 
hour, the floor councilor often 
ventured into some of our rooms. 
At her knock, all of us who didn't 
have permission to be out of our 
rooms dived under the beds or into 
closets where we hid in safety, 
unless someone stepped on our toes 
or the clothes poles fell on our 

At last the bell rang, and study 
hour was over. Conversation end- 
ed abruptly as we all rushed down 
to the bathroom to claim a position 
in line for one of the three ancient 
bathtubs ! 

Maybe things have changed in 
Reid Hall these days. I doubt it, 
because I hear fencing duels are 
now the favorite study hour past- 
time. The girls put plastic sweater 
bags over their heads, use- tennis 
rackets as shields, and fence with 
curtain rods! Maybe study hour 
doesn't accomplish much, but at 
least, we girls have enjoyed a lot 
of that "dormitory life" for which 
our parents sent us to college! 

Dear Parents 

January 14, 1956. 
Dear Parents: 

"We who nre about to die, sa- 
lute you . . .'■ 1 know you 
weren't expecting to hear from 
me until next semester, but I just 
may not be hei-e next semester! 
. . . Now, don't get any ideas about 
me getting a job — it'll take at 
least three months to recover from 
the exams, and three more months 
to decide what my profession will 
be, and by that time summer will 
be here! (In other words: For- 
get it!) 

Did you all have a nice Xmas? 
. . . Thanks for the check, dad — 
Florida was great! . . . The weath- 
er around here is horrible — think 
I may fly down to New Orleans 
for the Mardi Gras . . . hear the 
weather down there is warm . . . 

Still going to class (at least 
once a week) . . . Rumor has it' 
that one of my professors is leav- 
ing — no, Joe, he's not a doctor, 
but he is one of W. C.'s most in- 
teresting and brilliant professors! 
. Understand Grace Kelly's fi- 
ance is taking his place . . . 

Guess you saw notice of the 
tuition hike . . . Wonder what 
they'll do with all the money now 
that Ford and Martin so kindly 
contributed to our cause. Gee 
I'm lucky I'm so rich . . .??? 

Your hero scored two points the 
other night! ... I only played a 
half too! . . . Lucky if I get to 
play tonight — Greyhounds may 
laughter us! 

Food still the same, silverware 
still the same, dorm still cold, 
papers still due, grades still bad 
. Sometimes I wonder if it's 
worth it! . . . I'm not getting any 
younger . . . And speaking of age: 
Know how to fix a card? 

Guess I'll close for now . . - 
Think I'll catch the flu — every- 
(Continued Page 4) 




Sho' Quint Edges W. Maryland, 91-89 

Sbo' Runners To 
Enter D.C. Event 

Coach Don Chatellier and five or 
s ix Washington College track 
specialists wili participate in. the 
Ninth Annual Invitation Evening 
Star Games to be held at the 
National Guard Armory in Wash- 
ington January 21. 

Tom Crouse, Joe Tingle, Jay 
Cuccia, Joe Thompson and Ian 
MaeLaran will run in the Mason- 
Dixon Conference Sprint Medley, 
which is a mile long. The first 
runners will cover the first 440 
yards, the second and third run- 
ners will do 220 yards each, and 
the last runners will go the final 
880 yards to complete the mile. 

The Mason-Dixon event is only 
one of many for both men and 
women which include high hurdles, 
high jumps, pole vault, and. mile 
and two-mile races and relays. 

The announcement of the games 
included the following basis for 
awarding prizes : "Special trophies 
for Invitation Events to be com- 
peted for over period of three 
years. Winner for tw*> years 
wins permanent possession. In the 
event there is no two-year winner, 
best time and height in three years 
determines possession. Medals for 
first three places in all events in 
eluding relays. Other special 

The National Guard Armory is 
located at the end of East Capitol 

Girls' Varsity, 
Faculty Cagers 
Meet In New Gym 

By Ronnie Dratch 

If it is ready for use on March 
2nd, the new Field House will be 
the scene of one of the greatest 
athletic events of this decade. The 
Washington College Girl's Varsity 
Basketball Team will play a star- 
studded Mixed Faculty Five. The 
game will be sponsored by the 
Girls' Intramural Athletic' Associ- 

The girls' varsity squad will be 
picked later, in the second semester, 
after the season has progressed. 
Returning from last year's honor- 
ary varsity are Anna Lucy All- 
spach, Priscilla Dumschott, Kakie 
Brackett, Penny Stenger, and Ann 

The faculty five, which has been 
practicing behind locked doors, can 
boast of such greats as ex-All 
American from" Yale, Norman 
James; all-time high scorer from 
Washington College, Jack Henry; 
Little College A II- American, also 
from Washington College, Charlie 
Clark; and set shot wizard fr,om 
Springfield, Don Chatellier. Round- 
ing out this all-star aggregation 
will be Ed Athey, Mary Padget, 
Anna Lydia Motto, and Joe McLain. 

The game will be refereed by 
Fred Meigs, one of the nation's top 
officials in that department. Local 
odds makers pick the Faculty Five 
at 7 to 5. 

- Random Sports Harvest - 

By Al Albertson 

In a pre-season booklet of facts released to press and 
radio, Upsala College's basketball coach lamented the loss 
of four of his five starters through graduation, and the lack 
of height. . 

The Viking's coach seems to have been a trifle too gloomy, 
for they led the Sho' hoopsters all the way. This is a little 
surprising. Last year they supposedly had a much better 
team but the Sho'men downed them 89 to 87. Apparently, 
the Sho'men came alive in the second half of their most recent 
tilt; they narrowed the losing gap from 15 points at halftime 
to five points at the end of the game. ^ 

Something For The Nerves 

Last Saturday night the cagers redeemed themselves in 
the Western Maryland fracas. The spectators had a hard 
time staying put after the score narrowed down to a nerve- 
wracking, two-point yo-yo affair. After the second half 
began, I don't recall seeing a single spectator leave the stands. 
They stayed on to cheer and enjoy the agony of suspense. 
It was one of those rare games in which the last two points 
scored decided the winner. 

The .response from the stands was the best yet and 
immensely gratifying, especially since the pep band was not 
there to augment the enviable efforts of the cheer 
leaders. Emily and her pretty assistants do a fine job and I 
think they deserve more credit than they get. Henceforth, 
you people in the stands, lets follow their lead and.make every 
home game noisier than the previous one. Your support has 
a powerful effect on the boys we depend on to win, believe 
it or not. 

Men Of The South 

Congratulations to our men on the 1955 All-Southern 
Soccer Team. Conference-wise, this has been a good year 
for the Sho' booters. And the All-American selections haven't 
yet been made. There is good reason to believe that Wash- 
ington College will be represented on it, although it is 
difficult to judge the importance of our other Conference 
selections in light of the greater competition for All-American 

Song of the Swan 

In the introductory chapter to The Columnists, author 
Charles Fisher wrote, "Columnists are faulty and imperfect 
souls, no matter what their clients believe. But when they 
are seated at their typewriters they are, poor devils, beyond 
all human help." After a few months of columning I can'tj 
go along with Mr. Fisher's dismal appraisal of the job. To be 
sure, writing a sports column is not nearly as risky as writing 
about politics, for instance, because the columnist who sticks 
to sports doesn't have to be full of opinions, judgements, and 
prophecies on every conceivable subject. 
(Continued on page 4 ) 

Sho'men Lose To 
Lycoming, 85-61 

By Sid Friedman 

Washington College's basketball 
team was defeated by Lycoming 
College in the Sho'men's poorest 
showing of the young season by 
a score of 85-61. 

For the first quarter it appeared 
that the Sho'men might defeat the 
victors, but Lycoming's superior 
height and shooting accuracy soon 
dispelled all such thoughts. 

Leading the Sho' five were Al 
Bernard and Jim Sigler who had 
thirteen and fourteen points. 
(Bernard Fourteen) For the 
victors Wilson, Zaremba, Kitt, and 
Porter all hit for double figures 
with Wilson leading the pack with 
20 points. 

The victors appeared to be 
masters of ball control and re- 
bounding, and with players of 
proven ability made the Sho'men's 
effort a futile one. The second 
half saw the Lycoming squad pull 
farther away and they *vere never 
again to be threatened by the 
A they men. 

Upsala Upsets 
Cagers, 74-69 

By Sid Friedman 

The Sho' basketball team was 
defeated by Upsala College, 74-69, 
on the victors' court in East 
Orange, New Jersey, in a game 
played before the ^Christmas 

The victors, led by their captain, 
Joe Gaspirini, who scored 20 points, 
built up a halftime lead of 44-29 
as the Sho'men could not extract 
themselves. With such a lead, the 
visitors took the pressure off in the 
second half, and the Sho'men be- 
gan to come to life. Ronnie Sisk, 
hitting with set shots and the aid 
of Leo Gillis and Joe Sievold, led 
the rejuvenated club to within five 
points as the final buzzer sounded. 

For Upsala, Bob Shaw and Joe 
Gaspirini hit for double figures, 
and with the aid of their 6' 5" 
center Al Wisniewski, were not to 
be denied. 

Sisk, Sievold, Gillis, and Joseph 
scored 18, 10, 10, and nine points, 
respectively, to lead the Sho'men 
in the scoring column.. 

Five Teams Lead In M - D 

By Ronnie Dratch 
The Mason-Dixon Conference 
lead is currently held by five 
teams: Mt. St. Mary's, Loyola, 
American U., Roanoke, and Wash- 
ington College. Mt. St. Mary's, 
the pre-season choice to take the 
title, has the beat overall record. 
Loyola has a season record of 5-6, 
which at first glance seems un- 
impressive. But when one con- 
siders that Loyola has played 
teams of much better national 
caliber, this does not make them 
any less Impressive in Mason- 
Dixon, but rather tends to heighten 
them in the eyes of the other teams 
in the five-way tie. 

The Sho'men, who have a season 
record of 2-2, and a tendency to 
blow hot and cold, have been red 
hot in Conference play. 
< Conference scoring leaders are 
Sullivan of the Mounts with a 27- 

Athletic Cards 

Athletic Director Ud Athey 
urges all students who have not 
done so to pick up their athletic 
cards in the Athletic Office, 

Approximately half of the cards 
have not been distributed. Stu- 
dents will be charged admission at 
basketball games unless they have 
an athletic card. 

The Athletic Office is located in 
the basement of Cain Gymnasium. 
The simplest route to It Is via the 
door under the steps at the back 
of the gym. It is the first door 
on the left inside the basement 

point average, followed by Hol- 
lingsworth of Johns Hopkins with 
26, Mclntyre of Western Maryland 
with 24,7, and Ebe Joseph of the 
Sho'men with 23.5. 

Mason- Dixon Standings 
January 8, 1956 

Conf. Overall 
Mt. SU Mary's 2-0 6-4 

Loyola 2-0 5-4 

American U. 2-0 2-4 

Roanoko 2-0 3-5 

Washington 2-0 2-2 

Johns Hopkins 1-0 2-3 

Hampton Sidney 3-1 ' 4-6 

Brldgewater 2-1 6-3 

Catholic U. 5-4 5-4 

Gallaudet 2-2 2-5 

Western Maryland 1-2 2-6 

Lynchburg 2-5 2-5 

Towson 0-2 ' 3-3 

Baltimore U. 0-4 3-6 

Randolph-Macon 0-5 3-6 

Sievold, Shorreck 
Share Scoring Lead 
In Tense Home Game 

By Sid Friedman 

Washington College's basketball 
team opened up its 1965-1956 
regular home season, with a victory 
over Western Maryland College 
last Saturday night, 91-89. 

Led by Joe Sievold and Ebe 
Joseph the Sho' men opened up 
with a blistering first period attack 
that found Sievold scoring 15 
points and left the home team with 
a 27-21 first period lead. Yet, 
by half time, the boys from 
Western Maryland had cut the 
lead to 42-37. Western Maryland 
had relied on the scoring punch of 
Don Schorreck, Ralph Martinell, 
and Ed Mclntyre to put them back 
in the game. 

When the second half began, it 
looked as if the Sho'men no longer 
had their scoring potency as West- 
ern Maryland not only had erased 
the defecit, but had a five point lead. 
It was then that the Eastern Shore 
five began to find the range again, 
and this caused what was to remain 
until the conclusion of the game a 
see-saw battle with neither team 
able to obtain a commanding lead. 

With two minutes and fifteen 
seconds left in the game, and with 
Western Maryland leading 77-73, 
Ronnie Sisk fouled out to the dis- 
may of the partisan crowd and his 
teammates. Fritz Showers was in- 
serted into the lineup and with 
just fifty-six seconds remaining 
scored a field goal. With the Sho'- 
men leading they began to freeze 
the ball, and Western Maryland 
came out to meet the challenge, 
but to no avail as a technical foul 
plus a shooting foul in the closing 
second cut short any threat they 

In the scoring column the Sho' 
men were led by Sievold, Joseph, 
and Sisk, who scored 27, 25 and 16 
points respectively. Joseph is now 
the fourth leading scorer in the 
league with 23.5 average per game. 

For the losers Schorreck led the 
scoring with 27 points followed by 
Martinell and Mclntyre who scored 
24 and 22 points respectively. 


By Dixie Walker 

Joe Szymanski and Roger Smoot, 
co-captains of the 1955 Washington 
College soccer squad, were recently 
selected as first-team members of 
the 1955 All-Southern squad. 

This all-star teams consists of 
the fifty-five top booters in colleges 
south of the Mason-Dixon. Szy- 
manski, a goalie, and Smoot, center 
forward, were closely pressed by 
two other players in the Mason- 
Dixon Conference — Reece Livings- 
ton and Wayne Harmon of Towson, 
who were named to the second 

JY Cagers Lose Openers 

By Dixie Walker 
The Washington College Junior 
Varsity basketball team lost their 
second game of the season on Tues- 
day as they dropped a 76-74 
thriller to Goldey Beacom of 
Wilmington, Delaware. Big Bob 
Bragg paced the Sho' team with 
21 points. Gary Frank con- 
tributed 19 points and controlled 
the floor play for the Sho' men. 
Gus Skordas, with 16 markers, 
and "Moose" Mix, with 11, were 
the other Sho' players scoring in 
double figures. 

The Jayvees initial game of the 
season was a loss, 70-57, to Bain- 
bridge Prep. Bragg led the scorers 
with 16 tallies, while Frank hit on 
seven of ten shots from the floor 
for 15 points. They defeated a 
Washington College Intramural all- 
star aggregation, 59-55, for their 
first win. Skordas led the Jayvee 
scoring with 18 points, aided by 
Barry Sipes and Frank, with 12 
and 10 points, respectively. The 
All-Stars were paced by Arnie 
Sten with 16, Herm Schmidt 14, 
and Roger Kinhart 10. 

Four - other Sho' players re- 
ceived berths on the squad. Barry 
Burns was placed on the second 
team ; Sam Spicer and Luther 
Vaught on the third team; and Rex 
Lenderman was named to the fifth 

Washington College and Navy 
placed the most men — six — on the 
fifty-player squad. Baltimore 
University topped the first-team 
balloting with three players. Navy 
and Duke, in addition to the Sho' 
men, placed two men each on the 
top eleven. 


Theta Chi and the Blue Birds 
are sharing first place in the 12- 
team intramural basketball league 
as of January 11- The two top 
teams" each have four wins and 
no losses, and the Fizz Bars are 
holding down third place with a 
3-0 record. 

The Trotters and the Kappa 
Alpha "A" team are tied for third 
place, each with three wins and 
one loss. 




'Miscellany 5 Refreshing; 
Poems Too Optimistic 

by Profe»ior Norman J»mei 
After the fastidious reticence, 
lately, of its predecessor the 
Sausage, the mere existence of the 
Mount Vernon Miscellany is re- 
freshing. No criticism that I 
make of it is meant to diminish 
the support it should receive, for 
the promise one finds in its first 
issue can only be fulfilled if its 
contributors and potential con- 
tributors are frequently given 
ibis opportunity to develop as 
writers. Silence, after all, is un- 

Most of the contributions to the 
first issue are poems. One is en- 
couraged by the absence in them 
of old-fashioned poetic diction, 
along with lank limbs, haggard 
cheeks and all the rest of the pos- 
turing paraphernalia that used to 
be thought poetic. This is much 
more than one can say for the last 
issue of the Sausage. Ther 
nevertheless in many of these 
poems too much of the easy plati- 
tudinous optimism that is char- 
acteristic of, though not appropri- 
ate to, America today. There i: 
loo much of the optimism that h 
achieved by ignoring rather than 
assimilating the complexity of life. 
Out of such complexity, after all, 
conies the dramatic tension with 
which poetry breathes. 

A number of the Miscellany 
poems lack this tension. After 
an effective start Miss Harned 
lapses into platitudes. Mr. Dar- 
ley, in addition to committing the 
Swinburnian sins of bouncing 
rhythm and excessive alliteration 
misuses his commendable facility 
with words and rhymes to pound 
us on the back and urge us (in the 
manner of Longfellow) to cheer 
up. His poem ends with a stanza 
in which he merely states the 
same platitude three different 
ways; there is no development 
from one line to the next. 

Another easy optimist is J. F. 
D., who has an admirably dry and 
terse style, but who asks us to be- 
lieve that the existence of one's 
beloved eliminates all of life's 

Such poems as these attempt to 
coast along on the largely spec 
ious "power of positive thinking.' 
It is refreshing, therefore, to find 
Mr. Riecks ironically attacking 
this attitude. Mr. Riecks has the 
decency to be puzzled by life 

Optimism, however, is not the 
only source of sentimentality 
Mr. Fowke's smooth poem is weak- 
ened by such vague cliches as "sky 
blue eyes" (the eighth line, more- 
over, explains away the seventh), 
while except for a striking para- 
dox in its fourth stanza Mr. 
Long's poem reflects a nostalgia 
that is insufficiently individualiz 

There are also several poems 
which their authors didn't own up 
to. "Warsaw Concerto" serves 
up the clinches of transported 
Romanticism — complete with "ut- 
ter infinity". "Episode" is clever 
but needs tightening to be as 
sharp as it intends to be. "Duo 
Viae", however, and the poem 
which follows it, are more suc- 
cessful. Neither is completely 
sustained (The reference to "pet- 
ty way" in the first is unnecessar- 
ily explicit after the imagery of 
the opening line, while the last 

line of the next poem would be 
more effective with "sorts of" 
deleted), and each tends to be too 
Eliotic. Nevertheless both poems 
are skillful in their handling of 
irony, tone, and polysyllabic 

Turning to the prose one finds 
that Mr. Bunting's "The Myrmc- 
chy" is smoothly written but re- 
lies too heavily on a surprise end- 
ing, while his "Concerning My 
Age" -»okes mildly amusing fun 
at doctor- Mr. Jones' "Joel" is 
spoiled by the fact that while the 
narrator experiences doubts about 
Ann's view of Joel, he never al- 
lows the reader to. Consequent- 
ly there is no tension, and the 
reader is faced, as in Victorian 
melodramas, with a simple con- 
trast between a male heel and his 
female victim. 

Mr. Jones' other story, howev- 
er, is far more successful. In 
"Benny Said" there is gradual de- 
velopment in the characterization. 
There is also complexity, for 
though Benny is philosophical 
about the Timon of Athens treat- 
ment he receives, and has con- 
quered materialism, he is vain 
about bis clothes and likes to be 
wailed on. The emotions, there- 
fore, which this story generates 
are genuinely effective. 

College Receives 
$2000 Grant From 
Esso Foundation 

Washington College this week 
vas announced as one of 226 col- 
eges and universities throughout 
the nation to share in a total of 
$1,067,900 granted by the Esso 
Education Foundation for the as- 
sistance of the educational insti- 
tutions during the 1955-56 aca- 
demic year. 

Washington's share of the grant 
was $2,000. The grant, like those 
made to 193 privately supported 
institutions, 85 of which had stu- 
dent bodies of less than 1,000 stu- 
dents, is unrestricted for under- 
graduate education. 

The Loyal Opposition 

by Tom Jones 

there should be only a hole in the 
floor and a pipe constantly pour- 
ing water from the ceiling. 

I would recommend that the 

As an outgrowth of my letter, 
which appeared in the last edition 
of the ELM, and of a talk with 
the editor of this publication, it[ 
is my intention to write a column 
n every issue. I propose to be ' windows be replaced by skylights, 
•adical, hypercritical of the var- well out of reach of even the long- 
ious campus institutions. I have 
chosen my heading to point out, 
by analogy to the British politi- 

cal system, that this column is, 
though critical, basically for the 
school and sympathetic to its 

What is chiefly lacking at 
Washington College U prefer not 
to use the initials W. C.) is any 
magination whatsoever. The 
editor's little gibes, inserted in 
my letter to him, are practically 
the only instance of genuine wit 
that I have seen here. I aim to 
restore the balance, to be imagi- 
native and original at all cost, to 
inspire a constructively critical 
point of view. 

Id be well to say, before 
He says it for me, that the posi- 
tion here expressed is not neces- 
sarily the public position of the 

The greatest difficulty with the 
disciplinary system here at Wash- 
ngton College is that there is no 
intermediate form of punishment, 
so that the administration, like 
the State of Athens under the 
laws of Solon, must either execute 
the citizen or let him go free. The 
worst result of this is that many 
crimes therefore go unpunished, 
and so they are repeated until 
they become standard behavior. 

One of the worst of these is 
noise in the dormatories. Noise 
and vulgarity and downright de- 
structiveness. I propose that the 
residents of G I Hall be removed, 
and that the student council be 
empowered to place within its con- 
fines any who, in its judgement, 
are too uncivilized to enjoy the 
refinements of ordinary dorma- 
tory life. To this purpose, the 
partitions should be removed 
from G I Hall, as they would soon 
bo torn down anyway. The 
mates should live in a great com- 
munal waste of their possessions 
and themselves. Special furni- 
ture should be installed, made of 
east iron and bolted to the floor 
There should be no plumbing, nor 
anything else equally fragile, but 

est lacrosse stick, made of plexi- 
glass and several inches thick. 
Hay bales should be piled against 
the outside of the building, 
though it may be questioned if ev- 
en this would soften the constant 
stream of obscene abuse and ran- 
dom, animalistic din that w.,jld 
reverberate within. In short, 
G I Hall would be complete ful- 
fillment for the few students here 
who cannot check their propensi- 
ty to return to their most natural 

My solution may seem fabulous, 
but my point is clear. Coarseness, 

Igarity, and destructiveness 
should not be tolerated by the ma- 
jority of the students at Washing- 
ton College, not by the quiet, sen- 
sible, selfrespecting majority, nor 
by their elected representatives, 
nor by the administration. 

Be prepared 
for hospitality 

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body else seems to have it! Would 
love to stay in bed for a couple of 
weeks . . . Send some money, dad 
— the fraternity would like to | 
paid off. Well, see you soon? . 
Wish me luck. 

Your loving son, 


Arranges Meeting 

Bedford J. Groves, Washington 
College Alumni Secretary, was in 
charge of the District Conference 
of the American Alumni Council 
held at the Hotel Woodner _ last 
week, January 5-7. 

Mr. Groves planned the confer- 
ence, which enjoyed great success 
as the largest conference in the 
history of District II. Headlin- 
ing the meeting as speakers were 
Mr. E. E. McQuillxen, President 
of the American Alumni Council; 
Dr. Arthur S. Flemming, Director 
of the office of Defe'nse Mobiliza- 
tion; and Dr. G. Kerry Smith, Ex- 
ecutive Secretary of the Associa- 
tion for Higher Education. 

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Random Sports Harvest 

Since this issue of the Elm marks the end of my term 
as sports editor, I want to say that the job has its headaches 
and anxious moments; but it would be entirely enjoyable 
if studies could be eliminated. There is a definite conflict. 
Still, writing this column has been one of the more pleasurable 
and educational tasks of my college life, even though I 
haven't successfully developed a piece of work that I thought 
was worthy of a reader's time. It could have been more 
informative, as a column should be. 



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Princeton rrofessor 
Convocation Speaker 

Dr. Julian Parks Boyd, distinguished Princeton University scholar 
of 18th Century History and editor of the monumental' Paper, of 
Thoma. Jeffer.on, will give an address at the Washington's Birthday 
Convocation at Washington College on February 22. 

This college is the nation's only one that bears Washington's name 
with his express consent. "I am much indebted," wrote George Wash- 
ington in 1782, "for the honor conferred on me, by giving my name to 
the College at Chester." 

The convocation is a traditional observance of the birthday of the 
great Colonial leader. 

The Reverend Mr. Newton C. Wilbur, rector of Emmanuel 
Episcopal Church, Chestertown, will give the invocation and read from 
Hie Scriptures. Dr. Daniel Z. Gibson, president of the College, will 
introduce Dr. Boyd 

Dr. Boyd has been a professor in 
Princeton University's Department 
of History since April, 1952, when 
he joined that staff after twelve 
years as Librarian of the Univer- 

In 1943 he assumed the editor- 
ship of the Jefferton Paper., a 
52-volume project undertaken with 
the aid of a gift from The New 
York Timet and given formal 
approval by the U. S. Thomas 
Jefferson Bicentennial Commission. 
The writings and correspondence 
of Jefferson comprise more than 
48,000 documents (some 23,000,000 
words). The first volume of the 
Papers appeared in the spring of 
1950, and was accorded national 

A product of the South, Dr. Boyd 
was born in Converse, South Caro 
lina, and was educated at Duke 
University where he received his 
A. B. degree in 1925, and his 
master's degree in 1926. 

In 1928 he became editor of the 
Paper* of the Susquehanna Com- 
pany, for the Wyoming Historical 
and Genealogical Society, Wilkes 
Barre, Pennsylvania. In 1932 he 

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Blaze In Somerset 
Summons Firemen 

Fire broke out in Somerset House 
last Tuesday night, February 7th 
with minor damage being done to 
the ceiling insulation in the stair- 
way between the first and second 
floooi-s. The fire itself was con- 
fined to this stairway, though 
there was smoke damage in other 
parts of the dormitory. 

The cause of the fire is at- 
tributed to horseplay on the part 
of some of the dormitory residents 
involving a large amount of scrap 
paper. The local fire department 
was summoned, though the major 
part of \ttae blaze had been ex- 
tinguished by students before the 
arrival of the firemen. 

It was pointed, out to the resi- 
dents of all dormitories later last 
week that when it is necessary to 
call the fire department to the cam- 
" pus, the exact location of the fire 
should be made known to the fire- 
men in order that valuable time will 
not be lost in such cases as the 
Somerset blaze last Tuesday night. 

Explain Issuance 
Of Identity Cards 

An explanation was given this 
week for the issuance of the identi- 
fication cards now in the possession 
of most students. They were made 
up at the request of the local banks 
and the various merchants patron- 
ized by Washington College stu- 
dents. This request was presented 
to President Gibson and it was 
decided that the best solution would 
be identification cards with attached 
photos of the students. 

Mr. Frederick W. Dumschott, 
business manager of Washington 
College had this to say about the 
cards: "The purpose behind their 
distribution is to benefit the stu- 
dent as in cases of verifying checks, 
identifying the student in case of 
an automibile accident, and as- 
serting his or her age if the quest- 
ion arises." Their purpose is to 
help the student; don't abuse it! 

Get Local Branch 
Of Naval Reserve 

The first meeting of the Chester- 
town Naval Reserve unit will be 
held this Tuesday, February 21, 
in Room 21, Wm. Smith Hall, at 
8:30 P.M. The local unit is a 
branch of the U. S. Naval Re- 
serve Composite Company 634 
which has been meeting in Centre- 

The Chestertown branch, which 
will be under the direction of 
Commander Harry C. Coleman, 
U.S.N.R., the local Postmaster, 
and Commander W. Vernon Kirby, 
a local magistrate, will meet on 
every first and third Tuesday of 
the month. The meetings will con- 
sist mainly of lectures and the 
showing of films telling of the 
different phases and branches of 
Navy work. 

Any young man eighteen-and-a' 
half years old or younger is eligible 
to join. Regular attendance at 
the meetings keeps the reservist 
in a non-draftable status. Upon 
completion of college he must serve 
two years in active duty. This 
compares with four years that 
must be served by non-reservists. 
Another advantage of the local re- 
serve company is that its members 
are eligible for longevity benifits 
and ratings and, in some instances, 
can get out of "boot" training when 
they enter active service. 

"In this affair which is natur- 
ally of the greatest importance to 
me, I have steadfastly declined 
making a public issue of it. Now 
that it has become one through no 
instigation on my part, I must 
state that in serving Washington 
College for ten years in several 
capacities, and in my other activ- 
ities, I have never hurt the Col- 
lege or its personnel. I have had 
no evidence presented to me that 
I have. 

"The President of the College 
stated that no charges were being 
made against me, but gave some 
reasons for his action. For my 
part there is nothing I have to 
hide at all, but because I do not 
want to hurt the College I have 
asked several times for a full board 
hearing and have declined dis- 
cussing the matter except to trust- 
ed and legal advisers. I do not 
like the veiled implication that a 
full and impartial hearing would 
hurt me. Too many persons 
know that my integrity is not 
questionable and I will stand on 
the record. It was made clear at 
the brief appearance I made be- 
fore the Board Committee (not a 
hearing) that there is a desire on 
the part of the administration to 
have me leave the college." 

Charles B. Clark. 

Chestertown Celebration — 

Clark Heads Group 
College Will Help 

Washington College will play an 
important part in the celebration 
of the 250th anniversary of 
Chestertown to be held next fall. 
Actually, there are two anniver- 
saries in the coming school year 
Chestertown's 250th, and in Jan- 
uary Washington College will be- 
gin its 175th year. The anniver- 
sary of Chestertown will be an 
affair involving both the town and 
the entire county, recognizing the 
historical events since the year 

Heading up the preparations for 
the Chestertown celebration next 
fall is Dr. Charles B. Clark, Head 
of the Department of History and 
Political Science of this college. 
He is the president of Chestertown's 
250th Anniversary, Inc. and is as- 
sisted by a board of directors of 
20 members. In addition to this 
the igroup now has approximately 
35 major committees at work in 
preparation for the celebration. 

Dr. Clark recently explained the 
role of the college and its students 
in this celebration. First of all, 
he pointed out that the college 
grounds and the new gym have 
been offered as sites for the 
pageant. The pageant, of course, 
will present the history of the 
community since its founding, and 
in connection with this, the Wash- 
ington Players and Alpha Psi 
Omega will assist with the ex- 
ecution of the pageant. 

Students are expected to help 

out, not only with the pageant, 

but also in a colonial fashion show, 

in which college girls will take 

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By George Hanst 

Explanations of the college administration's action which removed 
Dr. Charles B. Clark as head of the Department of History and 
Political Science, were presented to the Student Council yesterday 
morning by Daniel Z. Gibson, college president. 

The meeting with the president was the outgrowth of student 
opinion which produced many informal discussions and little con- 
crete expression other than scattered posters; of Student Council's 
move to seek some official announcement of, and possibly reasons for. 
Dr. Clark's removal; and the result of multiple rumors. 

The meeting preceded one called by President Gibson for the 
whole student body, at which time essentially the same matters were 

In answering what seemed to be one source of complaint, Dr. 
Gibson said that the whole matter was kept quiet lest it hurt Dr. 
Clark professionally and harm the college. 

Gibson emphasized that the decision was purely an administrative 
one, sanctioned by him, by the Faculty Committee on Appointments 
and Tenure, by the Committee on Faculty -and Curriculum of the 
Board of Visitors and Governors, and finally by the Board itself. 

It was noted that all decisions were unanimous except for the 
Board's, which represented a "no dissent" verdict among the group, 
which was more than a quorum. 

The decision, Gibson pointed out, does not concern athletics, 
fraternities, recent resignations (notably those of Mr. Dudley Johnson 
and Mr. Edward Padgett), academic policy, or anything connected with 
the operation of the school. 

According to Gibson, the Faculty Committee on Appointments and 
Tenure, an advisory body making recommendations on all appointments, 
promotions, and dismissals, considered the question last fall, con- 
ferred with three members of the Faculty and Curriculum committee 
of the Board, and decided not to reappoint Dr. Clark as depart- 
mental head. Gibson averred that he originated the decision. 

Gibson said that Dr. Clark attended a hearing before this group 
January 21, at which time he was told of the decision and was asked 
to resign. Dr. Clark subsequently refused, he said, and was automati- 
cally removed as the decision gained ultimate approval of the govern- 
ing Board. , 

Removal from a department chairmanship involves no decrease 
in salary and no change in professional status and tenure, he said^ In 
such a situation administrative decisions are seldom questioned. How- 
ever, he added, in a case involving a professor's status as a member ot 
the faculty, charges would be made and a hearing held. 

According to the faculty handbook, a department head shall have 
charge of the instruction and discipline of his own department and 
will be held responsible therefor." 

It could not be learned what the Student Council planned to do 
after the assembly. , 

Varsity Club Is 
Planning Dance 

The Eastern Sho' Notes will be 
featured at the Varsity Club 
Dance on Saturday, February 25 
from 9 to 1. The group is from 
Denton, Md. and has quite a good 
record of most favorable per- 
formances all over the area. 

The Chestertown Armory will 
be the scene of the affair, to which 
tickets are $1.75. They are avail- 
ible through any member of the 
Varsity Club. 

446 Now Enrolled 

As of the second semester there 
are four hundred forty-six full 
time students and seven special 
students enrolled in classes at 
Washington College. New stu- 
dents include twelve freshmen, four 
special students, and nine returning 
former students and upperclass 
transfers. The total enrollment 
for the second semester shows one 
hundred sixty-two freshmen, two 
hundred eighty-four upperclass 
students and seven special students. 

Group Holding 
Rifle Practice 

Last night, February 17, several 
students engaged in rifle practice 
at the Centreville 'Armory. The 
practice was held by the newly- 
formed rifle club as a result of a 
meeting held by that group on 
February 9. 

Rifles were furnished for the 
participants, who went to Centre- 
ville at the invitation of that local 
rifle club, against whom the Col- 
lege rifle club expects to have com- 
petition in the near future. 

The next meeting of the rifle 
club will be announced soon. 
Officers for the group have not 
yet been chosen and all students 
are welcomed to participate in the 
club's activities. 

Set Dates For 
Grad School Tests 

All students planning to go to 
gradute school must take the 
Graduate Records Examination, to 
be given April 28, 1956. To be 
eligible to take this test, appli- 
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Washington College Chestertown, Maryland 

Established 1782 

Editor-iit-Ch ief Al Albertson 

News Editor - Ralph Usilton 

Feature Editor - SARAH SACHSE 

Sports Editor Dixie Walker 

Circulation Manager -._---- Roy Pippen 

Business Manager Buddy- Sparks 

News Staff — Betty Warren, Kakie Brackett, Berky Kenny, Bill 

Coleman, George Hanst. 
Feature Staff — Jerry Levin, Aldo Gallo, Anna Lucy Alspach, Boo 

Locker, Myra Bonhage, Jim Fowke, Pat Shaffer, Emily 

Dryden, Carol Knisely, Carolyn Walls, Leslie Hoffmann, 

Jerry Yudizky 
Sports Staff — Sam Macera, Sid Friedman, Ronnie Dratch, Bill 

Miller, Bill Lltsinger, Roy Pippen. 


The ELM is attempting to give '/"■ students tke facts of the 
Clark controversy <m page one. In the following editorial the ELM 
hopes to present to the Administration u>< views if the students and, if 
possible, '" indicate tin points <>f friction between them and the 

Administration. There in no reason to believe that snch a complc: 
thing eon he simplified without going into much greater detail. This 

editorial does not claim to represent each student's opinions, because 
tome students ore neutral and others jo ear or oppose tiie Administration's 

retina on the Clark issue. What is presented here is believed to be the 
ease for the students mlto oppost the Administration's action, because 
they aee the ones who demand to lie heard. The ELM beliei'es that 
then ore the majority gran}). 

In this situation and others similar to it, the students feel 
that they have been entitled to know why things are done the 
way they are. The decision to relieve Dr. Clark as Head of 
the History and Political Science Department is taking away 
the services of a man they think is best qualified for the job. 
and a man who will be difficult to replace with a person 
equally competent. 

Dr. Clark is a great man in the eyes of the students. To 
them the fact that he is being removed as department head 
is totally incomprehensible. No official notice of his removal 
was given by (he Administration, and the news leaked out 
with the same effect as a rumor. 

The secrecy surrounding the move stirred up suspicions 
among the students. When the Administration refused to 
give satisfactory answers to their questions, they thought that 
they were being denied an explanation of a matter of great 
academic concern to them. The Administration's silence 
gave rise to the rumors and suspicions. The students couldn't 
help wondering if there were reasons for removing Dr. Clark 
from office other than the simple and inadequate explanation 
that he has opposed the Administration's policies. Many 
students wondered if the action was just and fair, and whether 
or not Dr. Clark had any availible defense and the opportunity 
to use it. 

The students had the same high regard for Mr. Padgett, 
who recently resigned because his request for a year's leave 
of absence, to complete work for his Ph. D., was denied. The 
Administration did not explain why Mr. Padgett's request was 
denied, an dapparently the students did notseekan explanation. 
.But now that there is a chance Dr. Clark might resign they 
feel that both the College and Themselves will suffer academi- 
cally from the loss of the two men. Finally, many of the 
students do not think the new professors are as competent as 
those who have recently departed from the campus. 

On two specific occasions, this present controversy over 
Dr. Clark's removal and the dormitory incident in 1954, the 
Administration has ignored the interests of the students 
The result is that the faith the students once had in the 
Administration has all but vanished. In order to preserve 
peace between the Administration and the students in the 
future, it seems that the students must be informed in advance 
of any changes in which they as a group have a definite 
academic or personal interest. If giving the students detailed 
information is a violation of some rule, the rule must be 

On A Senior 

by Carol Kniseley 
This week the ELM honors its 
past editor and an outstanding 
senior, George Hanst. Since 
coming to W. C. from Oakland, 
Maryland, in his freshman year, 
George has taken an active part 
in many campus activities. His 
wit and intelligence are well known 
to his fellow students through h 
work on the ELM. George hi 
written articles," edited the news 
page, and was editor-in-chief of 
the ELM for one year during his 
four busy years on campus. 
Another organization in which 
George has been active is Phi 
Sigma Kappa Fraternity where he 
served as treasurer for one year 
and as president last year. Act- 
ing as treasurer of the Interfrater- 
nity Council was another one of 



George's activities. He has also 
been active in the realm of sports: 
he has played on the tennis team 
for three years, he plays intra- 
mural basketball, and was taken 
into the Varsity Club in his junior 
year. ' Another honor came to 
George during his junior year when 
he was tapped into 0. D. K. He 
is filling the office of president 
for 0. D. K. this year. Although 
his future plans are still indefinite, 
George plans to attend graduate 
school after his graduation in June. 
With this distinguished record the 
ELM spotlight is thrown on George 
as the outstanding senior of the 

Keyhole Humor 

My purpose in writing this col- 
umn is not to offend but to enlight- 
en the students who are most in- 
terested in other people's affairs 
. . . So here goes: 

Memo — "Black Angus" has bei 
cited for being one of the ten 
best dressed animals at W. C. 
. . . Our congratulations to his 
trainer, Roy. 

Memo — Count Popper gave up 
the' gay night life, gaming 

t tables, and roulette wheels for 
collegiate life ... A step back- 
ward for the Count! 

Memo — Tom and Judy hold prac- 
tice sessions every night in 
Minta Martin Dormitory in 
their attempt to usurp Pete and 
Bobbie's position as W. C.'s 
"Romeo and Juliet." 

Memo — If we must have music at 
dinner,. let it then be a dirge in 
all due respect to the food. 
(Garbage perhaps is a more de- 
scriptive term!). 

Memo — The Christian Dior of 
Washington College (Tom Cul- 
lis) again comes forth with new, 
clashing, exotic, and obnoxious 
color schemes. 

Memo — Tom Jones has excellent 
ideas concerning cleaning up 
domitory conduct. However, 
I think he forgot something — 
"Personal cleanliness" . . . Bet- 
er practice what you preach, 

Memo — ZTA over AOPi in a 
smashing, clashing, slugfest con- 
test. Girls, basketball is not a 
boxing match! 

Memo — Sorority members — BE- 

Hey, Mom Help! 

Dear Mom, 

Passed! . . . Suntanl . . . Broke. 

All in a huff . . . Seems we are 
headed to be St. John's of the 
future . . . Whoever heard of the 
place?) . . . Study is great and all 
that, and that is what I'm here 
for , . . but still, we don't have to 
run it into the ground ! . . . Maybe 
I should say that everyone that 
wants the school to stay good old 
W. C. is being run into the ground! 
. . . Just can't disagree with the 
administration these days . . . And 
yet I heard one of the "yes-men 
make a speech on the good of 
dissatisfied faculty! . . . Explain 
that one. 

Contention seems to be in the 
air everywhere ! . . . Sororities are 
fighting for the same girls (and 
the same basketball!), fraterni- 
ties are seeing who can give the 
biggest brawl, and lacrosse and 
baseball are once again spliting 
the Spring sport fans. Well, let 
the gang live it up for awhile . . . 
If Joe and Zach have their way 
very organization will be a liter- 
ary one and the only sport will be 
' bate! . 

The basketball team is going 

eat guns . . . nice publicity for 
the school . . . Lacrosse is one of 
the main publicizing agents the 
school has got. But I guess the 
administration just doesn't like a 
championship team ... Oh well, I 
can always transfer . . . 

Been a lot of talk about Eisen 
hower's chances for reelection . . , 
Maybe if the administration of 
our college was elected by popu 
vote we could see the dismiss- 
ing of certain cabinet members! 
. . . But such is not the case . . . 
"Only man's popularity is anoth- 
er's jealousy" . . . Funny how 
meetings are called when certain 
members cannot be present . . . 
Funny how things can be distorted 
and twisted to suit the purpose of 
the aristocratic ruling branch . . . 
Funny how one can be almost 
ashamed of their alma mater . . . 

Well, this semester certainly 
has had a very disheartening and 
discouraging start . . . Maybe 
when Tolchester opens up its sand 
and sun I'll feel better ... I hope 
so ... Oh well, got a few posters 
to make so I'd better close . . , 

Your loving but worried son 


P- S. — I may be home before 
June ... At the rate the "open 
door" policy is moving they may 
run out of teachers! 

The Nobodies Act 

Well fans, trouble is brewing. . . 
The students are finally wising up 
as to what has been going on for 
the past few years. They are 
tired of paying the bills and asking 
the questions and getting no 

answers Rallies, posters, small 

talk, big talk, etc. have come forth 
in an attempt to let the admini- 
stration know that the students are 
sick of being called and considered 
"nothing". When questions -are 
asked the inquirers expect worth- 
while answers - not a bunch of 
salad dressing ! The questions 
have been reasonable - they have 
not been personal - and yet, they 
are ignored. Here is where trouble 
begins to brew: .. /.Rumors start 
snowballing Before long, par- 
ents and alumni begin wondering 
just what kind of an institution 
this is! Students get dis- 
couraged Prospects change 

their minds Faculty members 

begin to worry and wonder 

Townspeople wait Everbody 

waits! .... Well, the students are 

tired of waiting They want to 

heard, understood, considered, 
answered, and followed. 

J&J Jabber 

(A Letter to a Fighting 
Friend in Korea) 
Dear George, 

Nothing much doing back here 
We sure envy you out there i n 
Korea - right in the thick of things. 
Bet you never have a dull moment. 
We were over to see your wif e 
last night and read all of your 
letters. They were a bit mushy, 
but we don't blame you. Frances 
is a swell girl. Wonderful figure, 
good looks and personality. The 
boys still whistle at her when she 
walks down the street, especially 
in those short shorts and tops. 

One of the guys is buying your 
golf clubs. He said he will pick 
them up tomorrow, and he paid 
Fran $25 for them. That is more 
than she got for your movie camera 
and projector. 

We had a party at your house 
yesterday, and Fran sure was the 
life of the party. I thought she 
would be a little shaken up after 
the accident last week with your 
new Chevy, but you would never 
know she had been in a head-on 
collision and smashed your car all 
to heck. The other driver is still 
n the hospital, threatening to sue. 
Too bad Fran forgot to pay the 
nsuranee, but the funny part is 
she isn't a bit worried. We all 
admire her courage and carefree 
attitude, especially he willingness 
to mortgage the house to pay the 
bill. Good thing you gave her 
power of attorney before you left, 
real thoughtful of you, George. . . . 
Well, to get back to the party, you 
should have seen Fran give her 
imitation of Gypsy Rose Lee. She 
was still going strong when we 
said good-night to her and Claude. 
Guess you know Claude is room- 
ing at your house now. It's close 
to his work and he's saving a lot 
of money by not having to pay 
board and room. It is getting late 
now, so we'll stop. We can see 
across the street to .your front 
porch. Fran and Claude are 
having a night cap, I guess. Claude 
is wearing your smoking jacket - 
the one that used to be your 

Well, George, wish we could be 
over there with you. Lucky guy. 
Give those Koreans hell. 

Your pals, 
P.S. Pay no attention to the 
rumor that Fran is expecting. 
Be seeing you .... 
(Letter borrowed from a campus 

WARE— Reid Hall girls are de- 
manding executive positions. 
How brazen can Freshwomen 

Letters To Editor 

Dear Sir: 

The editors of the ELM are en- 
titled to receive congratulations 
for having met the deadlines for 
the College newspaper publica- 
tions. Resulting from the com- 
parison of the efficiency and punc- 
tuality of the present staff and 
previous ones, you have set a rec- 
ord! I whole-heartedly compli- 
ment you, although I am inclined 
to disagree with the editor on cer- 
tain aspects. 

Concerning the gossip eolum 
which the ELM does not have I 
would like to make a complaint. 
According to the critics from the 
Columbia Scholastic Press Asso- 
ciation, of which we are not a 
member, a "Nosey Rosey" column 
is outlawed- or frowned upon. As 
the past editor of the ELM has 
pointed out: When a line or two 
is written which makes good gos- 
sip, most of the readers would not 
be interested because of only the 
few people which they may con- 
cern. He also pointed out that 
those types of things would be 
best in a high school newspaper. 

On the other hand, our College 
is not so large that the students 
who read the paper would not 
know the people involved. We are 
interested in a larger circulation 
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Sho men Clinch M - D Playoff Berth 

Fizz Bars, Bluebirds 
Lead In Intramurals 

by Sam Macera 

Joe Szymanski's Fizz Bars and 
Kenny Popper's Blue Birds con- 
tinue to pace the Intramural Bas- 
ketball League as all teams finish- 
ed their seventh game of an eleven 
game slate played under the Spoke 
system. Both teams hug up vic- 
tory number seven and have yet 
to be defeated. The two leaders 
were scheduled to play each other 

The Fizz Bars added three vic- 
tories since the last writing to 
stay on top of the heap. They 
humbled Lambda Chi 48-29, won 
over the Phi Sig Five 48-37, and 
stopped the Kappa Alpha "A" 
team 40-34. Meanwhile, the Blue 
Birds' kept abreast of the Fizz 
Bars defeating Foxwell 56-45 and 
romping o^er winless G. I. Hall 

One of the big upsets of the 
season saw Lambda Chi knock 
favored Theta Chi from the un- 
beaten ranks 39-37 as Mouse Bair 
paced the victors with 16 counters. 
Led by Chuck Covington, the KA 
"A" team stayed right in the 
thick of the fight handing Theta 
Chi their second loss 43-37 and 
having an easy time over hapless 
GI Hall 59-16. 

The Neat Guys, paced by Herm 
Schmidt, the league's leading scor- 

er, moved closer to a playoff spot 
as they took the count from the 
Syndicate 48-38 and turned back 
Phi Sigma Kappa 44-32. In the 
Theta Chi - Trotters game play- 
ed earlier this week, two of the 
league's leading scorers, Shelly 
Goodman and Warren Wasson 
hooked up in a scoring duel. Was- 
son poured in 31 counters as the 
Oxmen won 67-55 while Goodman 
scored 27 for the losing Trotters. 

In other games played, the Phi 
Sigs had an easy time with the 
KA "B" team winning 27-11; Fox- 
well outlasted the Syndicate 59- 
50, and the KA "B" held Lambda 
Chi to four charity tosses in the 
first half to win 33-27. 

In the individual scoring race, 
Herm Schmidt leads the pack 
with a 19.7 average. His closest 
competitors are Goodman (Trot- 
ters 18.3) and Wasson (Theta 
Chi 18.1). Dave Thomas (Syn- 
dicate 15.3), and Chuck King 
(Fizz Bars 15.0) round out the 
top five. 

The Blue Birds are currently 
leading for team scoring honors 
with 328 counters, closely follow- 
ed by Theta Chi who has amassed 
327 points. Kappa Alpha "A" 
(320), the Trotters (317), and 
surprising Foxwell (315) com- 
plete the top five. 



By J. "Dixie Walker 

Although last season's Sho' quintet was ranked third in 
the nation among small colleges in shooting percentages — 
a 45.3 mark — , averaged over eighty points a game and 
managed to score over a hundred points in a game four times, 
the fact remains that the team had a losing season. They 
finished with a 7-11 overall record, although their Mason- 
Dixon Conference showing enabled them to gain a berth 
in the play-offs. While they averaged eighty points a game, 
their opponents were shooting at an eighty-two point mean. 
Of the four games in which they broke the century mark, 
they won only one. 

The performance of the 1955-56 squad forms quite a 
contrast. The team has no player approaching state scoring 
champion Jack Bergen's twenty-six point average, but any 
player onthe squad is capable of breaking the ice in a 
crucial game. They are hitting the hoops for about seventy 
points a game at a 40% shooting clip. The Sho' team has 
yet to score a hundred points in a game, but no team has 
scored that many against them. 

The opinion here is that Coach Ed Athey's return to 
the h.elm has made the difference. Under Athey, the team 
is performing as a unit. They are now among the top three 
teams in the M-D Conference and have their eyes fixed 
on the approaching play-offs. The amiable Athey knows 
how to get the most out of his players, but at the same time, 
does not adhere to the old "win at any cost" adage. Needless 
to say Coach Athey is a great credit to Washington College. 

Coach Tom Kibler called the initial practice of the 1956 
baseball squad on February 14 ... No less than seven 
basketball players will be out for baseball this season. 
They include Ron Sisk, Leo Gillis, Bob Sullivan, Roy Hender- 
son, Rvrss Summers, Al Bernard, and Lou Borbely . . . Fred 
Van Dusen, the diamond sensation from New York who 
signed with the Philadelphia Phillies has departed from 
the Washington College campus to attend the Phillies' 
preseason training camp at Clearwater, Florida, with 44 
other Phil hopefuls. Van Dusen is the only outfielder from 
the group to be selected to remain for the regular training 
season, which opens March 1. . . . Roger Smoot, one of 
Washington College's outstanding athletes and scholars, 
is descended from a family with quite an athletic background. 
Not only was Rog's father a great athlete here, but his 
grandfather, Homer Smoot, was so good a baseball player 
that he played five seasons as an outfielder in the major 
leagues. In 1902, his rookie year, the eldest Smoot played 
129 games batted .313 for the St. Louis Cardinals. He 
followed this with batting marks of .296, .281, and .311, playing 
in more than 100 games each season. He bowed from the 
major scene in 1906 and some years later served as baseball 
coach at Washington College. . . . Coach Ed Athey has been 
delighted with the surprise performances of the W. C. Pep 
Band. He wishes to express his thanks for the work of the 
band through this column and hopes that the half-time 
musical interludes will continue. 


Washington College plays host 
tonight to Susquehanna Univer- 
sity of Selingsgrove, Pennsyl- 
vania. The Sho'men, smarting 
from their 82-70 defeat at the 
hands of Loyola College, are look- 
ing for a win to add to their 8-7 
overal Irecord. Pacing the Sho' 
five tonight will be their 5'8" 
guard Joe Seivold, who has scor- 
ed 56 points in the last two games. 
His 30 tallies against Loyola 
Thursday night was the highest 
total scored by a Sho' player this 
season. Other Washington Col- 
lege stalwarts include the high- 
bounding Ebe Joseph, hero of the 
Baltimore U. thriller, Bob Sulli- 
van, Ron Sisk and Leo Gillis. Roy 
Henderson, a 6'3" center, Ken 
Solden and Bill Davis, both, good 
Hoor men, can be counted on for 
much relief work. 


By Ronnie Dratch 
Washingtpn College set a blister 
ing pace during the past two weeks 
winning five of their last six game: 
to move into third place in the 
Mason-Dixon Conference. Close 
victories over American U., Cath 
olic U., and the Baltimore Bees 
enabled the Sho' five to emerge 
to the top of the scramble for 
third place and almose assure them 
of a M-D playoff berth. 

The Loyola Greyhounds hold 
down the top spot in the conference 
with an impressive 10-0 record. 
Mt. St. Mary's, pre-season favor 
tes to capture the M-D title, i 
second with an 9-1 slate, their only 
loss being a thriller to Loyola, 
Loyola 10-0 

Mt. St. Mary's 9-1 

American U. 6-3 

Hampden-Sydney 7-4 

Johns Hopkins 4-3 

Catholic U. 9-7 

Bridgewater 5-4 

Roanoke 5-4 

Towson 3-7 

Lynchburg 4-9 

Gallaudet 3-7 

Baltimore U. 3-9 

Western Maryland 2-7 

Randolph-Macon 1-11 

Beat B. U. 85 - 84 Meet 
Susquehanna Tonight 



by Jerry Yudizky 

Almost thought that the Bubble 
was busted. The beer-bellied 
leader of W. C.'s champagne music 
was out of work for so long that 
the students were beginning to get 

In other words, there for a while 
it seemed that the school band had 
dis-banded. It probably needed 
some band-aids. 

The absence of the band's hi-fi 
tones was a low-blow to the spect- 

The band should be a two semes- 
ter course _ Music 412-c (and hear, 
too). It would be the only course 
where a person could get an "F" 
and be happy (as long as it was 
his starting note and not his final 

The basketball team was play- 
ing better when it didn't have to 
worry about half-time competition. 

After going to classes all day, 
the band's tones sound like the 
sweetest music this side of heaven. 
(Don't know what they sound like 
to those who think that going to 
classes is heavenly!?! , 

by Sid Friedman 

The Washington College Sho'- 
men, playing their most inspired 
ball of an exciting season, de- 
feated the University of Balti- 
more, 85-84, on February 14, on 
the losers' court. This victory 
gavo the Sho'men an 8-3 M-D rec- 
ord and assured them of a spot in 
the Conference playoffs. Tonight, 
the Sho' five steps outside their 
Mason-Dixon Conference schedule 
to play host to Susquehanna Uni- 

With just three seconds re- 
maining ig^the B. U. game, and 
the Sho'men trailing the Bees by 
one point, Ebe Joseph took a pass 
from out of bounds and scored on 
a one handed jump shot to provide 
the margin of victory. 

During the third quarter, the 
Bees led by nineteen points, but 
the Sho'men fought back valiantly 
to offset the great one-two punch 
of the Bees' Welsh and Moyer who 
scored 56 points between them. 

Joe-Scivold led the Washington 
College scoring with 26 points, 
Ronnie Sisk tallied 19, Joseph 15 
and Leo Gillis added 13 markers, 
Moyer and Welsh paced the B. U, 
scoring with 31 and 26 points re- 

Accounts of Washington Col- 
lege games played after the mid- 
semester vacation follow: 
Mt. St. Mary's 85, Sho'men 54 

A great second half shooting 
performance by Mt. St. Mary's 
enabled them to humble the Sho 1 
men, 85-54, on February 4. The 
Sho' quintet led, 24-21, with but 
two minutes remaining in the first 
half, but then the shooting excel- 
lence of the Mounts began to tell, 
Their scoring ace, Jack Sullivan, 
found the range to lead the 
Mounts' back to a 34-26 halftime 
lead. They completely outclass- 
ed the Sho'men in the second half. 
Sullivan finished with 26 points, 
while Bob Sullivan and Joe Sei- 
vold paced the Sho' effort with 11 
points each. 

Sho'men 79, Catholic U. 77 

The Sho'men opened up a four- 
game Mason-Dixon Conference 
winning streak by defeating Cath- 
olic University, 79-77, on Febru- 
ary 6. 

In this hotly contested game, 
Ebe Joseph tallied 22 points to 
lead the Sho'men as they held off 
a last quarter rally by the Catho- 
lic U. five. 

JV's Win Three 
Highscore Games 

By Bili Litsinger 

The Washington College J. V. 
basketball team, after having 
played 11 games and posting a 5 
won, 6 lost record, has showed 
lot of spirit and improving ability 
under their new coach, Don Chat- 
telier. Over their last five games, 
they won 3, while dropping 2. The 
J. V.'s racked up a 74^-61 victory 
over Wesley Jr. College, scoring 
56 points in a big second half. 
Fritz Showers led the scoring with 
24markers and was followed by 
Bob Bragg, with 17, and Moose Mix, 
with 10. On February 6th, they 
dropped a contest to Bainbridge 
Prep, 73-67. Mix and Basil Wad- 
kovsky paced the scoring with 19 
and 12 points respectively. 

Five men hit in double figures 
as the J. V.'s trounced Federals- 
burg by a decisive 96-64 score. 
Bragg tallied 18, Gary Frank, Gus 
Skordas, and Mix hit for 15, and 
Wadkovsky added 14. A week 
later, they battered the Naval Air leap of 15 feet. 

Balint led the Catholic U. scor- 
ing with 20 points, while Joe Sei- 
vold and Bob Sullivan backed up 
Joseph with 15 and 14 points re- 

Sho'men 65, Baltimore U. 63 

Washington College broke a 
four-year jinx as they defeated 
the University of Baltimore, 65- 
63, on February 8th. 

Neither team could gain an ad- 
vantage in the first half, as both 
teams continuely missed their 
shots. The half ended with the 
score knotted, 26-all. At the be- 
ginning of the second half, the 
Atheymen began to find the mark 
ami built up a lead. They had to 
withstand a Bee's rally that was 
led by the scoring spurt of Pip 
Moyer, but they tightened in the 
clutch moments and tucked the 
victory away. 
Weil Chester 92, Sho'men 80 

Again finding trouble with non- 
conference teams, the Sho' five 
was defeated by West Chester 
State Teachers College on Febru- 
ary 11th. 

Sparked by Ebe Joseph, Leo 
Gillis, and Ken Solden, the Sho'- 
men remained within striking 
distance as the first half ended 
with West Chester leading, 53-46. 

West Chester did not have much 
height, but their consistent out- 
side shooting and skillful ball 
handling spelled defeat for the 

Freshman Ken Solden led the 
Sho' scoring as he hit for 16 
points. Leo Gillis and Ebe Jos- 
eph added 14 and 10 points re- 



G P T 

Joseph, f 

.6 3 16 

Sisk, f 

7 5 19 

Bernard) f 

.10 2 

Sullivan, c 

.10 2 

Henderson, c 


Sievold, g _ 

10 6 26 

Gillis, g 
Totals _ 

5 3 13 

33 19 85 


G P T 

Welsh, f _ 

.8 9 25 

Moyer, f 

_ 7 27 31 

Travis, f _ __ 

1 2 

■rfugustine, c 

2 15 

Spiegal, g — . 

5 1 11 

Geraghty, g . 

2 5 9 

Cornelius, g 


1 1 

26 34 84 

Sho' Track Team 
Runs Fourth In 
Washington Meet 

By Bill Miller 

After spending a hectic evening 
of travel and worry. Coach Don 
Chattelier was pleased to see the 
Sho'men nose out two teams to 
finish fourth in the mile relay at 
the Washington Stars' 9th annual 
meet on January 21. 

A four man team made the trip. 
Comprising the team were Jay 
Cuccia, Tom Crouse, Joe Thompson, 
and Ian McLaren, all freshmen. 
Although these freshmen prospects 
brought back no honors for Wash- 
ngton College, they did gain much 

The team arrived at the National 
Guard A rmory at 7 : 50 A. M., 
dressed quickly, and was allowed 
to enter the race at 7:55 A. M. 
after a "false start" delayed the 

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The Loyal Opposition 

By Tom Jones 

Much has been said about the 
progress that Washington College 
has made in the last few years, 
and this self-praise is largely 
justified, but, whenever progress 
is made as rapidly as it has been 
made here, there are inevitable 
lags. Facets of college life do not 
improve as rapidly as others, and 
the results can be highly an- 

In many ways, the regulation of 
the students here is positively 
Moyen Age. 1 understand that, us 
of this semester, the girls are to 
be allowed slightly longer hours, 
but, like the French concessions in 
North Africa, it is probably too 
little and unquestionably too late. 
However, there are other matters 
of student regulation even more 

One of the worst of these is 
compulsory assembly attendance. 
Seniors have been forgiven this 
requirement, as were juniors for 
the time when the balcony was so 
benevolant as to sag, but, for the 
majority, there is but one assembly 
cut allowed each semester. Let us 
look at the program from the 
point of view of everyone who is 
interested, to see if there can be 
any justification for making it 

In this year alone, how many 
speakers have opened their remarks 
by wishing that they were not 
speaking to a "captive audience"? 
What is more, how many organi- 
zations do not have an assembly 
program for fear of such an 
audience? Nothing is so un- 
pleasant as speaking to someone 
who has cotton, either physical or 
intellectual, in his ears. And yet 
we persist in insulting visiting 
speakers with such listeners. 

There are two kinds of people 
in Bill Smith Auditorium every 
Thursday morning, those who want 
to be there, and those who want to 
be at Washington College enough 
to come anyway. The opinion 
of the latter for the program need 
not be enlarged upon. Even the 
former lose much by being sur- 
rounded by their unintei-ested 
schoolmates, for, with no more 
than fifty percent audience partici 
pation, a speech never come alive. 
There is a dead atmosphere about 
the whole procedure. And this is 
the least harm that can be done 
to the interested, the extreme being 
illustrated by my encounter with 
a group of giggling freshmen who, 
forced to attend the last concert, 
determined to enjoy themselves 

Finally, there is the point of 

Dean's List Shows 
16 Seniors Cited 

Twenty-eight were placed on the 
Dean's List at the end of the 
first semester. Included are six- 
teen seniors, three juniors, foui 
sophomores, and five freshmen. 
The following are the students who 
received an index of 2.500 or better 
and were placed on the Dean's 
List: Seniors, Charles Barton 2.625, 
Les Bell 2.764, Ken Bunting 2.800, 
Emily Dryden 3.000, Sondra 
Duvall 2.750, Dave Fields 2.900, 
John Howard 3.000, Joe Keller 
2.611, Roger Kinhart 3.000, Joan 
Kramer 2.671, James Leonard 
2.625, Harvey Samis 2.588, Roger 
Smoot 2.928, Robert Sullivan 2.500, 
Joe Szymanski 2.835, Ron Thomas 
2.642, Juniors, Charles King 2.812, 
Barbara Long 3.000, Paul Proom 
2.812, Sophomores, Eva Corliss 
2.687, Tom Elmore 2.875, Pete 
Reicks 2.625, Arnold Sten 2.500, 
Freshmen, Tony Byles 2.812, Bruce 
Cooperman 2.812, Sally Groome 
2.625, Judy McCready 2.812, 
Barbara Wyatt 2.812. 

view of the college. It might be 
said that the assembly program is 
an essential part of a liberal ed- 
ucation, both religious and secular. 
I do not believe that this is the 
case. In the first place, I do not 
believe that you can teach most 
students anything without giving 
them an examination in it. Second- 
ly, 1 do not believe that the dog- 
matic presentation of religion, by 
Bible readings and prayers, can 
be construed as liberal in any sense. 
Finally, I do not believe that true 
education can be conveyed by the 
lecture method. 

Therefore, let us have done 
with compulsory assembly atten- 
dance, a practice too long followed 
n so liberal an institution. 


became director of the New York 
State Historical Association, and 
two years later was named editor 
nd librarian of the Historical 
Society of Pennsylvania, Philadel- 
phia, one of this country's great 
repositories of American historical 

Dr. Boyd is also on the Advisory 
Committee of the Franklin Delano 
Roosevelt Library. He was editor 
of the Pennsylvania Magazine of 
History and Biography for five 

He is one of the originators of 
the "Fannington Plan", designed 
to bring to America at least one 
copy of every scholarly book pub- 
lished any place in the world. 

Among his important public- 
ations are Susquehanna Company 
Papers, four volumes (1930-31; 
Indian Treaties Printed by Ben- 
jamin Franklin (with Carl Van 
Doren, 1938); Anglo-American 
Union (1941); and The Declara- 
tion of Independence: Evolution 
of the Text (1943, a second edi 
tion 1945). 

Students Urged To 
Take Deferment Test 

Applications for the Selective 
Service draft deferment test, to 
be given at Washington College on 
April 19, must be filled in and 
submitted no later than Monday, 
March 5. 

The purpose of the test is to 

ovide evidence for the local 
selective boards so they may con- 
ider student deferments for mili- 
tary registrants. 

Only those students who are 
satisfactorily pursuing a full-time 
course of instruction and who have 
not taken the test previously are 
eligible to apply for the test. 

Application forms may be ob- 
tained at the Chestertown draf? 
board office which is located above 
Bartley's card and newspaper shop 
(across High Street from Otis' 
Barber Shop). 


part, modeling the fashions popular 
these last 250 years. Several mem- 
bers of the faculty are helping 
out with the preparations, mostly 
as committee chairmen. 

As preparations are now in full 
swing any students desiring to 
participate in the celebration or to 
assist in any way should consult 
Dr. Clark, that they might be 
directed to the proper committee 

Letter To Editor 

of the paper and most of the 
readers on the Washington Col- 
lege Campus would be very inter- 
ested in knowing what's going on. 
Besides all this, let some of the 
things the students do be brought 
to the surface. It will eventually 
get around by word of mouth any- 
way! Let the intellects who sit 
in their rooms and study all the 
time get the lowdown on a few 
things! To me a gossip column 
would seem no worse than J&J 
Jabber which usually deals with 
something about the Bluebird 
(which at this point has won first 
place over the American Eagle!). 
Along with T. J., I am an ardent 
cader of the paper and hope to 
be for three more years. A few 
of the critics in Reid Hall are 
troubled by the recessive traits 
of their college paper. Most like- 
ly they will be a part of the pub- 
lications division in the next few 
years and they are already looking 
for places where improvements 
can be made. In order to show 
those persons who feel that the 
student body has no interest in the 
school's publications, that the in- 
terest is increasing, the occupants 
of Reid Hall will continue to sub- 
mit material for publication. Al- 
though we can not assure you 
that this material will be of high 
literary value, we will endeavor 
to make it of benefit to the paper. 
Pat Shaffer, 
(Authorized by a few of the 
Reid Hall Critics). 


cations must be received by the 
Educational Testing / Service in 
Princeton, N. J. by jVpril 13. 
Testing centers in this area will be: 
George Washington U., Johns 
Hopkins U., and U. of Pennsyl- 

Application forms and lurcher 
information on the Graduate Re- 
cord Examination may be obtained 
in Dean Doyle's office. 
Medical College Admission Test 

Students seeking admission to 
medical colleges for entrance in the 
fall of 1957 (this would apply to 
present Juniors) should submit 
their application for the 1956 
Medical College Admission Test as 
soon as possible. No application 
can be guaranteed acceptance after 
April 21, 1956, the date by which 
all applications should be in to the 
Educational Testing Service. , 

Further information concerning 
location of centers where the tests 
are held, fees, etc., may be obtained 
in the Dean's office or by writing 
to: Medical College Admission Test, 
Educational Testing Service, 20 
Nassau St., Princeton, N. J. 

Non-white people more than 65 
years old make up 7 per cent of 
that age group in the United 
States compared to 10 per cent 
among the total population. 

Accidents took 92,000 U. S. 
lives in 1955. 



Dear Sir: 

The very kind editorial in the 
last issue of THE ELM fully mer- 
its a note of appreciation. May 
I express my personal thanks for 
the comments contained therein. 
My only hope is that what has 
been for me a very pleasant stu- 
dent-faculty relationship justifies 
in some small way those opinions. 

At the end of five and one-half 
years of service on the Washing- 
ton College faculty, less one year, 
W51-1952, on leave, I should like 
to express my best wishes to the 
students, past and present, and to 
my fellow faculty members with 
whom I have worked over these 
years. It has been a rewarding 
experience to know, and learn 
with, each and every one of you. 

I shall miss Washington College 
even though I am most anxious 
to move on to new shores. Good 
luck to all of you. 

Edward R. Padgett. 

The birth rate in Italy drop- 
ped from 30.8 per 1,000 people 
in 1922 to 23.5 in 1940 in 
spite of baby bonuses offered by 
the Mussolini regime. 

Washington College Book Store 

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scorers with 20 points, followed by 
Skordas and Frank with 19 and 
18 respectively. 

With three games remaining, 
Coach Chattelier is still holding 
high hopes for a winning season. 


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VOL. XXIX, No. 8 



ODK Honors 
Three Here 

Omicron Delta Kappa initiated 
three/ new members on Thursday, 
March 1, after tapping ceremon- 
ies held at assembly. One stu- 
dent, Al Albertson, was initiated; 
ttie other two men were Mr. Nor- 
man "Doc" James and Dr. Phillip 
J. Wingate, '33, guest speaker at 
the assembly, 

Dr. Wingate, a former editor of 
The Elm, is an industrial chemist 
with Dupont and was honored sev- 
eral years ago by this college for 
his outstanding achievements as 
an alumnus. During his talk 
Thursday he impressed upon the 
students the necessity for a bal- 
ance of leadership in all aspects of 

Mr. Norman James, assistant 
professor of English, was honor- 
ed at Thursday's assembly as was 
Al Albertson, Editor-in-Chief of 
The Elm and president of Theta 
Chi fraternity. 

Caporoso Elected 
By Lambda Chi 

Jerry Caporoso was elected 
president of Lambda Chi Alpha 
on February 6. He will succeed 
Jack Hunter in that capacity 
representing that fraternity in all 
campus activities. Joe Keller will 
be succeeded in the vice presidency 
by Mike Kochek, who has been 
ritualist during the past year. 
Berky Kenny was re-elected for 
the post of secretary. 

Taking over the position of 
treasurer in the coming year will 
be Roy Pippen, who succeeds 
Bernie Mitchell. Sam Macera now 
holds the post of pledge trainer 
which will be taken over by Al 
Sharp. Chuck Foley was elected 
social chairman, succeeding Roy 
Pippen, and Sonny Usilton was 
chosen as ritualist. 

Jerry Caporoso, in addition to 
his other duties as president, will 
continue to serve as rush chairman 
in a temporary status. 

Greeks Pledge 92 New Members 

THREE NEW MEMBERS tapped into Omicron Delta Kappa at 
Thursday's Assembly. Left to right, Mr. Norman James, English 
Professor; Dr. Philip J. Wingate, '33, guest speaker, presently an 
industrial chemist with duPont; and Al Albertson. 

Theta Chi's Elect 
Al Albertson Prexy 

Elected president of Theta Ch 
recently was Al Albertson. He 
takes over this post from Roger 
Smoot Bob Beaton, the present 
secretary, was chosen as treasurer 
for the coming year and the new 
vice president will be Dick Farrow. 

Albertson is succeeded in the 
secretaryship by Chico Rovira. 
The present incumbents of the 
posts of vice president and treas- 
urer are Bob Beaton and Hezzy 
Howard, respectively. Bruce Bed- 
dow will fill the position of cor- 
responding secretary. 

Phi Sigma Kappa 
Re-elects Winkler 

The recent elections of the officers 
of Phi Sigma Kappa resulted in 
the re-election of Jack Winkler 
as president of that group. Bob 
Colburn, the present vice president, 
was re-elected to that position. 
Jerry Yudizky is the present 
secretary and will be succeeded by 
Bob Gillespie. Jack Becker takes 
over the post of treasurer, now 
held by Bob Shockley. 

Mickey Anderson is succeeded as 
sentinel by Kenny Barrett, and 
Bucky Ford was re-elected as 

Award Contract 
For Dorm Work 

A low bid of $341,000 has been 
accepted by the Board of Visitors 
and Governors for a new wing to 
Somerset House. Final approval 
of the bid must come from the 
State, since it is financing a $300, 
000 loan for the Somerset ex- 
pansion. The remaining amount 
will come from college funds. 

A. W. Josephs, Inc., of Dover, 
Delaware, submitters of the low 
bid, are scheduled to begin con- 
struction immediately upon re- 
ceiving word of State approval. 
Although the specifications allow 
nine months for the completion of 
the work, it is hoped that the new 
wing, which will house thirty six 
men, will be available for use by 
the start of school next September. 

This is the first of a series of 
additions and renovations designed 
to provide more and better quarters 
for the men students. When com- 
pleted, the three fraternities along 
Washington Ave. will choose amonj 
themselves to decide which will 
move into the wing. Present plans 
also call for moving the men from 
either Middle or East Hall to the 
new wing to permit the renovation 
of first one hall and then the other. 
With the renovation of Middle and 
East Halls, the two remaining 
Washington Ave. fraternities will 
move, and "Dorm Hill" will become 
"Fraternity Hill". The present 
fraternity houses will then be made 
into attractive apartments for 
faculty members. 

Clark Calls Action 
An Injustice 

Professor Charles B. Clark has 
told the StudentCouncil that he 
has been misjudged and that the 
college's president, Dr. D. Z. Gib- 
son, has been ill-advised, regarding 
the former's deposition as history 
and political science department 
head. Dr. Clark stated his ob- 
jections last week to a special 
closed session of the Council. 

The Council previously had 
heard President Gibson explain 
that department chairman are ad- 
ministrative officials only, and thus 
are removable at will. 

Dr. Clark said that he was 
"shocked" when he was informed 
of the president's decision to re- 
move his chairmanship. None of 
the reasons had anything to do 
with his work as head, he an 
nounced, adding that if he thought 
he had fallen short in his duty he 
would have approved a change. 

During the meeting he refrain- 
ed from mentining particulars be- 
cause, he said, he didn't wish to in- 
volve anyone's past conduct. 

Dr. Clark, department head for 

The new pledges for the fraterni- 
ties and sororities were selected 
last week when the final bids came 
from the office of the dean and the 
pledging ceremonies were held. 
This preliminary initiation was 
leld by the fraternities from M on- 
lay until Tuesday {February 20 
and 21) for 12 hours. The soror- 
ity pledges were "silenced" from 
Thursday night until Friday night 
f the same week. The final for- 
mal ceremony for the sororities 
was the pledging on the evening 
of February 27. 

Sororities welcomed the follow- 
ing pledges: 

Alpha Chi Omega, president, Doris 
Hall - 13 pledges 

Phyllis Burgess, Susan Elliott, 
Virginia Gilmore, Ellen Green, 
Sally Ann Groome, Helen Hull, 
Regina Jerumanis, Rena Knicker- 
bocker, Mary Elizabeth Norton, 
Joan Russell, Eleanor Sewell, Eva 
Shenberg, Elizabeth Young. 

Alpha Omicron Pi, president, 
Bobbie Anderson - lfi pledges 

Betty Baird, Ann Branch. 
Bernice Hindman, Joan Hubbard, 
Ann Jones, Helen Latimer, Peggy 
Leverage, Judy McCready, Mary 
Jo Moore, Ann Samuels, Joan 
Samuels, Ann Schreiber, Pat 
Shaffer, Jackie Stewart, Sandy 
White, Barbara Wyatt. 

Zeta Tau Alpha, president, Emily 
Dryden - 11 pledges 

Beverly Bowden, Emily Brimer, 
Carol Christensen, Marjie Felix, 

Anne Funlcey, Julie Ludwig, Jane 
Rayner, Sandy Sorenson, Toni 
Stallone, Ellen Jo Sterling, Natalie 

The following fraternities re- 
ceived these new pledges: 

Kappa Alpha, president Less Bell 
HI pli'dgi's 

Raymond Baldwin, Robert Bragg, 
Tom Crouse, Richard Devine, 
Charles Downs, Douglas Gates, 
James Hind, James Holloway, 
Melvin Hunter, Clarke Johnson, 
Warren Mix, James Murphy, Oliver 
Robinson, Gilbert Ryan, James 
Scott, Ralph Skovrias. 

Lambda Chi Alpha, president, 
Jerry Caporoso - 8 pledges 

Ronald Cook, Ronald Doub. 
Robert LeCates, Jerry Mark.ii, 
William Miller. Ronald O'Leary, 
Hugh Shores, Charles Stow. 

Phi Sigma Kappa, president, Jack 
Winkler - 13 pledges 

Robert Belsley, Robert DeVaux, 
Edgar Dryden, Robert Gordon, 
Dan Haupt, Dave Hyer, Charles 
Lyons, William Pfeiffer, John 
Pomeroy, Richard Price, John 
Proctor, Robert Tyson, Lloyd 

Theta Chi, president, 
Albestson - 14 pledges 

Mike Causey, Robert Cleacer, 
George Cuccia, John Davie, Emory 
Hatch, James F. Lewis, James W. 
Lewis, Roger Gildersleeve, Robert 
Emory, John McKenna, Herbert 
Moore, Robert Moore, William 
Moriarty, Joseph Sievc-ld. 


ten years, said that his integrity 
had been questioned, that he had 
been called an "emotional case" 
and an "embittered man", and that 
he supposedly had undermined the 
school administration in his class 
and other activities. 

Denying all this, he defended 
himself by reciting his career to 
show his loyalty to- the school. 
As a student at W.C., he was 
graduated with honors and received 
received an award for enhancing 
campus morals. After earning his 
graduate degrees he served with 
the Marine Corps overseas in in- 
telligence work, receiving two 
citations. He returned to teach at 
W. C, he said, at considerable 
financial sacrifice. He pointed out 
(Continued on Page Four) 

Dadrian Resigns; 
To Continue 


Dr. Daniel Z. Gibson, president 
of Washington College, received 
the resignation of Dr. Vahakn U. 
Dadrian, assistant professor of 
sociology on February 8, to be 
effective at the end of this academic 

Dr. Dadrian stated that he in- 
tends next year to write his second 
doctoral dissertation in political 
economy at the University of 
Zurich, where he has completed all 
his course requirements. For this 
work Professor Dadrian feels he 
should be near a large, specialized 

President Gibson said the re- 
signation is yet to be acted upon 
by the Visitors and Governors. 

Strindberg Play is Set 
For Three Performances 

International Theater Month 
will be observed at Washington 
College with the Washington 
Players' production of August 
Strindberg's three act. tragedy, 
"The Father", on Thursday, Fri- 
day and Saturday, March 8, 9, 10, 
in William Smith Auditorium. 

Harvey Samis, Jr., director of 
the play, will attempt a unique 
rendition of the Swedish play- 
wright's work. Instead of trying 
to sell the audience a stereotyped 
and unbalanced impression of the 
play and its characters, Samis has 
worked out many subtle levels, so 
-arranged that all types of persons 
and minds will be appealed to and 
each person in the audience will 
be able to form his own inter- 

An example of this appears in 
the role of the wife, Laura. She 
is generally portrayed as having 
a crafty and clever animal instinct 
that completely dominates the 
father at all times and brings 
about his eventual ruin. Samis, 

however, has developed the wife as 
a well-rounded individual. 

A series of conflicts builds up 
several stirring and shocking 
situations, of which the closing 
scene is one of the most dramatic 
and difficult to be attempted on 
the local stage. The over-all con- 
flict is that between rational man 
and irrational woman and the in- 
ability of the rational mind to 
cope with the intuitive mind of 

Strindberg's plays are rarely 
done in the popular theater, pri- 
marily because of the difficulty 
involved in acting and following 
his inadequate stage directions 
There is, however, intense literary 
and magnetic magnitude in his 

In proving that good literature 
is good theater, director Samis 
has established these evaluations: 
have you broadened a person's 
outlook? have you contributed to 
his basic knowledge? have you 
(Continued on Page Four) 

Telephone Firm 
Seeks Graduates 

The Chesapeake and Potomac 
Telephone Co. is interested in senior 
men majoring in chemistry.physics, 
or mathematics for positions in the 
engineering department. They are 
also interested in both senior men 
and women for training in re- 
sponsible administrative positions. 
The women should realize that the 
jobs could eventually lead to quite 
well-paying positions. 

Students interested in obtaining 
more information about the oppor- 
tunities available with the tele- 
phone company should give their 
name to Dean Doyle's secretary 
so that Mr. Matt, of the company, 
can arrange an interview at the 
school. Those interested can also 
phone Mr. Matt at the local office, 
or visit him in person. 

Course Dropping Deadline 

The deadline for dropping 
courses without getting a failing 
grade has been tentatively set as 
Saturday, March 10. 

As explained by Mr. Foster, this 
is equivalent to what would have 
been the first grade period plus 
one week, which is the way the 
system worked under the old 
monthly-grade pattern. 

Spring Vacation 

Monday, April 2, is for traveling 
back to school from the Spring 
vacation. Classes will resume their 
regular schedule on Tuesday, April 
3. This is in correction of the 
calendar that is in the 1955-51! 
college catalog. The vacation be- 
gins at the close of classes on 
Saturday, March 24, as listed in 
the calendar. 





Washington College Chestertown, Maryland 

Established 1782 

Editor-in-Cfiicf _-.---- Al Albertmon 

News Editor Ralph Usilton 

Feature Editor - SARAH Sachse 

Sports Editor -------- Dixie Walker 

Circulation Manager - Roy Pippkn 

Business Manager Buddy Sparks 

News Staff — Betty Warren, Kakie Brackett, Berky Kenny, Bill 

Coleman, George HanaU 
Feature Staff — Jerry Levin, Aldo Gallo, Anna Lucy Alspach, Boo 
Locker, Myra Bonhage, Jim Fowke, Pat Shaffer, Emily 
Dry den, Carol Knisely, Carolyn Walls, Leslie Hoffmann, 
Charlie Stowe, Treeva Wishart, Pat Shaffer 
Sports Staff — Sam Macera, Sid Friedman, Ronnie Dratch, Bill 
Miller, Bill Litsinger, Roy Pippen. 


Many students have criticized the Elm because it doesn't 
have enough snap, crackle and pop. There are two ways the 
criticism can be viewed. First, conservatism can be reflected 
in the tone of the writing — either mild, strong, or violent. 
Second, the paper can take an obvious stand on a partisan or 
controversial subject by giving disproportionate space and 
attention to them; or it can support the causes toward which 
its editors and publishers are sympathetic. 

Both trends are dying a slow death in American news- 
papers. The fire-breathing editor is becoming as obsolete as 
the fringed surrey, and for a good reason. The high level of 
present-day adult education enables a great majority of the 
people to make independent decisions if the facts are presented 
to them in a sober, accurate and unbiased manner (which 
should be the proper goal of any newspaper). The pro- 
position is based on the assumption that the well educated 
adult takes time to read the facts. 

The Elm is therefore committed to the middle way, in 
which slanted news is avoided. The paper's policy, if it can be 
stated, is objective reporting and simplification without inter- 
pretation. That is the only safe policy that will result in 
satisfying the greatest number of readers and offending 
minimum of them. 

There are, to be sure, worthy causes that deserve the 
support of the press. They are best supported and explained 
in editorials. But even there care must be exercised. Launch- 
ing an all-out attack on anything less than obvious political 
or social injustice, for example, is not good editorial policy. 

The primary purpose of the Elm is to provide journalistic 
experience for the members of its staff. But, since all of the 
students must give financial support to the Elm while only 
a few can write for it, there are good grounds for considering 
the students' reasonable demands concerning their newspaper. 


The assistant fire chief of the Chestertown Volunteer Fire 
Department has pointed out the need for some audible alarm 
in each of the College's dormitories. Such a system would 
alert all the occupants of the building at any hour of the 
day, and it shouldn't be extremely expensive. If it saved one 
life it would justify itself. 

On A Senior 

In the ELM spotlight this 
week is a senior who is represented 
in nearly every phase of college 
life, Emily Dryden. An active 
.staff member on the college publi- 
cations since her freshman year, 
when she came to W. C. from 
Stockton, Maryland, Emily was 
feature editor of the ELM and of 
the PEGASUS this year. Since 
athletics are also an important 
part of Emily's activities she has 
been on the G. I. A. A. Board for 
four years and has been president 
for two. For her participation in 
hockey and basketball Emily was 
ehoosen Best All Around Athlete 
for 1954. As a cheerleader for 
four years she serves as their 
advisor this year. In dramatics 
Emily worked with the Washington 
Players since her freshman year, 
was elected secretary this year 
and appeared in MALE ANIMAL 
this fall. Emily was president of 

The Spirit of "56" 

Poet's Corner 

by Pat Shaffer 

Wordsworth - My heart leaps up 

when I behold 
Tennyson - An infant crying in the 

Byron - I never saw its like before- 
Shelly - It struggles and howls 

at fits. 
Browning - What is he but a brute 
Milton - Of Cerberus and the black- 
est midnight born? 
Burns - Thou'll break my heart, 

thou bonnie bird!- 
Arnold - Creep into thy narrow 

bed, Creep and let no more 

be said. 
Kipling- (Lremember going crazy. 

I remember that I knew it) 
Hood - Oh! but for one short hour, 

a respite however brief.- 
Browning - Oh! to be in England! 
Marvel - But ever behind me in the 

night I hear 
Arnold - Its melancholy, long with- 
drawing roar, 
Wordsworth - Nor harsh nor grat- 
ing, though of ample power. 
Byron - But when the rising moon 

begins to climb. 
Henley - Out of the night that 

covers me, 
Southey - Young Peterkin, he cries, 
Pope - And screams of horror rend 

the affrighted skies. 
Wordsworth - Why all this toil and 

Arnold - Thou art tired, best be 

Shakespeare - What? You egg! 
Wordsworth - Shout round me, Jet 

me hear thy shouts! 
Shelly _ Wail, for the world's 


Keyhole Humor 

Memo - Recent recording "Ladies 
Room" soars to the top of the 
Hit Parade. W. C. girls were 
in excellent voice. 

Memo - Spring is coming ... Courses 
now available. . .See Chris and 
Chuck for Beaehparties- 101 
. . .Advanced courses from 
Bitzie and Bernie. 

Memo - Poor Jim .... 

Memo - Lacrosse taking its toll . . . 
Scarred faces, broken bones - 
quitters - chicken? - choir 

Memo - Congradulations to Chick 
on his new job as Student 
Librarian - A man who knows 
where to put his hands in 
the stacks. 

Memo - Sally Groome has become 
the campus exterior decorator. 
She has drawn the conclusion 
that "Gates" would be nice 
around Reid Hall. 

Memo - Mary Lou feels that the 
weather in this area of the 
country is kinda cold . . .How- 
ever, Ebe has remedied the 
situation rather well, wouldn't 
you say? 

Memo - Congradulations, Dr. New- 
lin . . . Never too late! 

Memo - Dubnic getting home treat- 
ment in dining hall. 

Memo - Note to lovers: - W. C.'s 
Rock is not for daytime neck- 

Memo - Basketball players getting 
fan mail . . . Pictures, too! 
(scoring points all over kid?) 

Memo - Hatch, Cumor, Kreeger, 
and Summers now available. 

the Art Club last year, class 
secretary for two years, belongs 
to the F.T.A., and is a member of 
the Canterbury Club. Rounding 
out her college activities in the 
Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority of which 
he is president, Emily has served 
on the Panhellenic Council for two 
rs. Because she is as attractive 
she is busy, Emily was this 
year's Homecoming Queen and had 
served on the Homecoming Court 
for two years. Pinned to a Theta 
Chi, Billy Russell, she was ehoosen 
as their Dream Girl last year. 
Emily excels in the academic field 

The spirit of '56 is the spirit to 
strive for the continual im- 
provement of Washington Cut 
lege. In the pursuit of this 
spirit, it will be this column's 
endeavor'to bring to light many 
little-known facts about some o) 

the major items of discussion 
and cancer u about the campus 
and campus life and to offer 
suggestions for their improve- 

The recent removal of Dr. Clark 
as department head brought the 
Student Council to the fore as the 
speaking agency and Hason unit 
of the student body in Its as- 
sociation with the college admini- 
stration. The Student Government 
Association, of which the Student 
Council is the executive branch, 
has shown a general indifference 
and lack of knowledge in its oper- 
ations, although the Student 
Council is probably the most itn 
portant undergraduate activity at 
Washington College, or on, any 
other campus. 

Few students realize that the 
Council meetings, which are held 
t 6:30 every Tuesday evenin 
the meeting room in the basement 
of the Library, are open to the 
entire student body. Nor do most 
students know that they are re- 
presented by the following: sopho- 
mores - Bob Colborn and Tom El- 
more, Juniors - Carol Knisely and 
Nancy Jalbert; seniors - Jack 
Winkler and Barbara Mershon. 
The executive officers, elected by 
the entire student body in the 
Spring, are: Bill Warner, Presi- 
dent (filling the vacancy left by 
Ralph Laws) ; Marie Pasquerello, 
Vice President ; Anna Lucv All- 
spach. Secretary: and Roy Pippen, 

Everybody complains that the 
Council should look into this or 
that, without realizing the work 
that it has accomplished and is 
currently undertaking. It has sat 
in lengthy meetings with represent- 
atives from the administration and 
the cafeteria in an unpublicized 
effort to iron out menu and service 
complaints about the Dining Hall. 
Improved lighting in Wm. Smith 
Hall is another product of the 
Council's initiative, as is the re- 
cently formed Pep Band. It is 
now busy drawing up a wide pro- 
gram for improved student activi- 
ties and recreational facilities. 
These are but a few of the many 
things that the Council is doing for 
its general membership. 

Since the beginning of the school 

where she is a history major, a I year the Council- has been working 
history assistant, and plans to | to develop a vast plan of reorgani- 

teach history after graduation this 
June. A regular Dean's Lister 
she won the W. C. scholarship 
medal, and is treasurer of Sigma 
Sigma Omicron. Because of 
Emily's oustanding abilities she 
was ehoosen for WHO'S WHO in 
American Colleges and Universities 
for 1956. 

The Elm's 

Adult - One who has stopped grow- 
ing except in the middle. 

Art - Pictures found on the walls 
advertising dances. 

Bore -. One who never has a pre- 
vious engagement, and when 
asked how he feels, he tells you. 

Courtship - The period from the 
time a boy starts chasing a 
girl until she catches him. 

Embarrassment (?) - Running out 
of gas when taking a girl 
home from a date. 

Fearless - Not afraid to ask for 
a date when you are broke. 

Gossiping - A keen sense of rumor. 

Home - A place to go when all the 
other joints are closed. 

zation. The present Student 
Government set-up is still in its 
early stages, having been formed 
in 1952 after an absence of several., 
years of any semblance of an 
undergraduate governing body. As 
the Council is organized under its 
present constitution, there are the 
elcted officers and six delegates 
representing the upper thre col- 
leges classes. Three sub-com- 
mittees - nominations, constitution 
and by-laws, and social - have 
chairmen but no permanent mem- 
bers. Each time the committee 
chairman has an item for dis J 
cussion he must draft the rest of 
his committee. Under the proposed 
new set-up, all committees would 
have permanent members. 

The most important improve- 
ment in the new plan is the con- 
solidation of the thirty four extra- 
curricular activites on the campus 

Hypocrite - A boy who goes to 
class with a smile on his face. 

Mistake - All A's on a semester re- 

Nonsense - When an elephant is 
hanging over a cliff with its 
tail tied to a daisy. 

Turmoil - A classroom during the 
absence of the instructor. 

into a twelve-member Inter-Club 
Council which operate as a sub- 
committee of the Student Council 
It will be the purpose of this inter. 
club group to coordinate the activj. 
ties and calendar of the thirty foui 
clubs and organizations and to p 0o ] 
the talents and services of those 
organizations to publicize and pro- 
mote forthcoming activities. The 
Inter-Club Council is the product 
of considerable research by Miss 
Padget, the college's social director, 
into Student Government organi. 
zation and problems in other on). 
leges across the country. In thp 
suggested Inter-Club Council con- 
solidation up for consideration, the 
four fraternities and three soror- 
ities would be represented by re- 
spective IFp and Panhelenir 
delegate. The three honor societies 
ODK, SSO, and Alpha Psi Omega] 
would be teamed up under one 
representative. Another delegate 
would represent the four religious 
clubs. Other council members 
would be from: Athletics (Ver- 
ity Club, GIAA) ; Art Club; Choir; 
Political Union (Young Democrats 
and Republicans, Forensic) ; Music 
(dance and pep bands, cheer 
leaders) ; Washington Plave 
Publications (ELM, PEGASUS); 
Special Interest Clubs (FTA, 
French, Mt. Vernon Literary 
Society. Society of Sciences). By 
the consolidation a workable 
organization is had that should 1 
of great assistance in solving many 
of the difficulties with whieh the 
ndividual organizations have been 
confronted in the past in their 
attempts to make their activities 

Coordinating and uniting these 
organizations is one big step for- 
ward in strengthening the Student 
Government Association. Another 
major innovation is the monthly 
meeting of the executive branch 
with the general assembly. At 
these meetings the Council's activi- 
ties for the past month would, be 
reviewed for the entire student 
body. This would be 'followed by 
(Continued Page 4) 

Complainer's Corner 

Wanted: An open hearing - Any 
man that, demands an open 
hearing can't haave very much 
to hide - only a man who re- 
fuses one! 

Wanted: Reserve seats in Minta 
Martin - Rush after dinner 
is bad for the digestive system. 

Wanted: W.C. as it is today - 
Everyone is going to college 
nowadays - You need a col- 
lege degree for any kind of 
job - We need the liberal ed- 
ucation - Let's leave it as it 
is - We're happy - They were 
happy before Us - If you want 
great books and all discussion 
courses go across the bay - 
Go to St. John's! 

Wanted: One milk machine in 

Wanted: One 1955 yearbook. 

Wanted : Upperclassmen for "fresh- 
men" sorority. 

Wanted: Intimacies in the lounge. 

Wanted: A new administration. 

Wanted: Heating system for Minta 

Wanted: Sofas for 'Reid Hall. 

Wanted: One t.v. aerial. 

Wanted: Privacy in "les salles de 

Wanted: Cats for Middle 

Wanted: One rice paddy. 

Wanted: Balls for the Gym. 

Wanted : Hot water for 

Wanted : Taller boys for 
year's basketball team 
like to win the league title 
just to show Zach that it is 
possible - We did win a few 
home games - Next year don't 
pick the Mount St. Mary's 
game to make your grand 








First Row - left to right - Russ Summers, Bill Davis, Co-Captains Ron Sisk and Leo Gillis, 
Joe Seivold. Second Row - Coach Ed Athey, Ebe Joseph, Roy Henderson, Bob Sullivan, Al 
Bernard. Third Row - Manager and Statistician Sid Friedman, Lou Borbely, Basil Wadkov- 
sky, Ken Solden. 

Joe Seivold took up the scoring 
chores by netting 10 of the 15 
points that the Atheymen scored 
in the second quarter. Paul Dodd, 
big Loyola forward, paced the Grey- 
hounds' first half efforts with 11 
markers. Loyola led at halftime. 

The Greyhounds, displaying a 
great height advantage and 
perior reserve strength, began to 
widen their lead shortly after the 
halftime intermission. Jim Staiti 
and Denny MeQuire sparked 
Loyola's second half drive with 14 
points each. 

Seivold hit four consecutive jump 
shots from the keyhole area and 
Joseph continued his strong in- 
side shooting, but their efforts were 
not enough to offset the sharp- 
shooting of the Greyhounds. 

Seivold and Joseph led the 
game's scorers with 23 and 19 
points respectively. Paul Dodd 
paced the 'Hounds with 19 markers, 
followed by MeQuire, with 17, and 
Staiti, who scored 16. 

The results of the other game? 
on the March 1 opening card were: 
Mt. St. Mary's whipped Bridge- 
water, 116-85 ; Hampden Sydney 
held off a Catholic U. rally to win, 
106-96; and Roanoke nipped Ameri- 
can U-, 83-82. . . . W. C.'s Joe 
Seivold won a second team berth 
on the Mason-Dixon all star squad, 
which was announced on February 
29. First team members included 
Jack Sullivan, Mt. St. Mary's; Tony 
Pistorio, Loyola; Dave Foltz, 
Roanoke; Frank Weiss, American 
U.; and Roger "Pip" Mover, 
Baltimore U. Eight of these ten 
"dream team" members performed 
in the opening round of the play- 
offs .... Ebe Joseph, the springy 
legged Sho' forward, probably best 
summed up the Washington College 
outlook on their defeat in a locker 
room remark. Ebe said, "Once I 
looked at the clock and we were 
two points behind — when I looked 
again we were twenty points down." 
Loyola 96, Shb'men 70 

G F T 

Joseph f 5 9-9 19 

Siskf 3 4-4 10 

Sullivan c ' 3 7-3 9 

Henderson c 4-2 2 

Sievold g 9 G-5 23 

Gillis g 2 5-3 7 

Girls Open 
Cage Season 

by Ronnie Dratch 
Once again the girls have in- 
vaded Cain Gymnasium. The 
Girls' Intramural Athletic As- 
sociation has begun it's Intramural 
League. This year's league is 
composed of five teams: The 
Zeta's, Alpha Chi, A. 0. Pi, Fresh- 
men "Oranges," and the Freshmen 

The Zeta's, last year's intra- 
mural champions, jumped off to an 
early lead by winning their first 
two games. In their opener on 
February 13, they romped over 
A. O. Pi, 54-27 and followed this up 
with a 43-22 win over Alpha Chi. 
The Freshmen "Oranges" look- 
ed very impressive in their only 
contest, whipping the hapless A. O. 
Pi's, 43-22. Joy Leverage, an 
"Orange" forward, accounted for 
31 markers in this victory. 

The Freshmen "Greens" split 
their first two games, winning over 
Alpha Chi 26-21 and losing to 
A. O. Pi, - . 

Loyola Wins 
96-70 In M-D 
Playoff Test 

By Jim "Dixie" Walker 

The Washington College Sho'men 
put up a valiant first half battle 
against Loyola irr the opener of 
the Mason-Dixon Basketball 
Tournament on March 1, at 
Catholic University, but the Grey- 
hounds scored 52 points in the 
second half to rout the Sho' five, 

Backed by the college pep band, 
their cheerleaders and a busload of 
cheering student backers, the Sho' 
men grabbed a first quarter lead of 
23-21. Ebe Joseph sparked this 
first period drive with 9 points, 
caging one shot from the floor and 
coverting a perfect 7 for 7 from the 
foul line. Throughout the re- 
mainder of the frist half, the 
spunky Sho' men showed that they 
were not to be regarded as push- 

Birds, Fizz Bars Tie 
For League Lead 

by Sam Macera 

The 1955-56 Intramural Basket- 
ball season drew to a close this 
week but not before the two titans 
of the league, the Fizz Bars and 
the Blue Birds, had their 
blemished records spoiled. 

The Blue Birds were the first Lo 
taste defeat, going under to under- 
dog Theta Chi, 47-37, as Warren 
Wasson, the league's number three 
scorer, dumped in 12 points. In 
what might be considered the game 
of the season, the Birds came back 
to snap the Fizz Bar's unbeaten 
skein by squeezing past the league 
leaders, 42-29. Ron Deeflice was 
high for the winners with 17. Both 
teams ended the season with 
identical 10-1 records. 


In Sports 

Jim "Dixie" Walker 

Until the fatal eve of February 16, the Sho'men were 
rolling along in fine style, especially in their Mason-Dixon 
Conference showings. But after their fabulous comeback 
victory over the University of Baltimore, the bottom dropped 
out. They lost their final four games, three of which were 
M-D Conference tests, and finished thier overall 1955-56 
schedule with a lackluster 8-10 record. Their surprising M-D 
mark of 8 wins and 3 losses, maintained until the Loyola 
game, dwindled to 8-6. Rather a disappointing finish to an 
otherwise exciting season. 

Nevertheless, their early splurge enabled the Atheymen 
to be counted among the contenders in the Mason-Dixon play- 
offs, which opened Thursday at Catholic University in Wash- 
ington, D. C. As luck would have it, the Sho'men drew 
Loyola, top team in the conference, for their playoff opener. 
However, this could be viewed as a blessing in disguise, for 
the Sho'men seem to perform much better against the Grey- 
hounds than against that other Washington College nemesis, 
Mt. St. Mary's. If the Athey men can slip by the Loyola five, 
they- will meet the winner of the American U. - Catholic U. 
contest. The Sho' men have defeated each of these teams this 
season, so the sledding would become a bit smoother after the 

Anyway, regardless of who they meet or how they fare, 
it is a certainty that the Sho' squad of Seivold, Sisk, Gillis, 
Sullivan, Joseph, and Co. will be fighting right down to the 
final buzz?r. (Continued Page 4) 

22 36-26 70 
Washington College nonscorers - 
Solden, Bernard, Davis, Wadkov- 
sky, Summers, Borbely. 

Sho ' Five Drops 
Final M-D Games 

By Sid Friedman 

Washington College, fighting to 
maintain their position in the 
Mason-Dixon Conference, dropped 
their last two contests. The losses 
gave the Sho'men a final 8-6 
Mason-Dixon record and a seventh 
place slot in the Conference stand 

Washington College was defeated 
by Catholic University on the 
victor's home court by a score of 

The shooting of Ron Sisk and 
Ebe Joseph kept the Sho'men in 
the game early in the first half, 
but when big Ed Balint, C. U. 
center, opened up a scoring barrage 
of 19 points in that initial half, it 
began to spell defeat for the Sho' 
quintet. Al Uber aided Balint in 
the second half by dropping in 18 
markers, as the Catholic U. team 
widened their lead. 

Joseph paced the Sho'men with 
a total of 17 points, with help from 
Joe Seivold, with 13, and Roy 
Henderson, who scored 12 points. 
Balint and Uber led the C. U. 
attack with 26 and 20 points re- 

Mt. St. Mary's overwhelmingly 
defeated the Sho'men in a second 
half rally that saw then outscore 
the Sho' five, 63-47, in a contest 
they won, 109-81. 

With Joe Seivold, Leo Gillis, and 
Ebe Joseph showing the way, the 
Sho'men built up a lead that they 
were to hold until one minute and 
five seconds in the first half when 
Bert Sheing connected with two 
shots and a free throw to give the 
Mounts a first half lead of 46-44, 

When the second half opened 
the Mounts, behind the shooting 
excellence of Sheing, Bill Stanley 
and Frank Smith, built up a lead 
of 18 points after thre and a half 
minutes of action. Their biggest 
lead of the game came with only 
three minutes remaining when they 
boasted a 30 point bulge. 

The leading scorers for the 
Atheymen were Leo Gillis, with 18 
points, Ebe Joseph and Joe Seivold 
who accounted for 13 markers each. 










Dodd f 




Staiti f 




FitzG'd f 




jeyh e 




MeQuire c 4 9-9 17 

Pistorio g 5 1-0 10 

Brown g 16-5 7 

Grimes g 3-11 

Howley g 12-2 4 

Hamper g 



32 42-32 96 

The playoffs for the league 
championship, which will include 
the top six teams, are scheduled to 
get under way Monday, March 
5th and continue until Friday. The 
two finalists will meet in a best out 
of three series. The number one 
and two teams, the Fizz Bars and 
Blue Birds respectively, have 
drawn byes for the opening round. 
The Birds will play the winner of 
the Kappa Alpha "A"-TroUers 
contest while the Fizz Bars will 
tangle with the victors of the Xlieta 
Chi-Ncat Guys game. 

The Kappa Alpha "A" team 
(9-2) finished in the number three 
spot with wins over KA "B", 
42-30, Neat Guys, 52-41, and bhe 
Syndicate, 49-37. Theta Chi (8-3) 
finished the season a half game 
behind KA "A" with wins over 
the Blue Birds, Foxwell, 45-39, and 
G. 1. Hall. 45-40. The Trotters 
( 7-4 ) with victories aga i nst K A 
"B", 46-39, Neat Guys, 79-67. and 
the Syndicate, 74-54, ended up in 
the number five spot. 

The final playoff berth ended in 
a deadlock between the Neat Guys 
(5-6) and Foxwell (5-6). A one 
game playoff was held and the 
Neat Guys, paced by Herm 
Schmidt's 32 counters, came up 
with the victory, 47-41, in two over- 
time periods. 

Schmidt also captured the in- 
dividual scoring crown, amassing 
242 points in 11 contests for a 
nifty 22.0 average. Herm also 
holds the single game record, a 37 
(Continued on Page 4) 

Six Vets Return 
For Track Team 

By Bill Miller 

With spring just around the 
corner, the track men of Washing- 
ton College are beginning to don 
their running attire. So far this 
year, twenty five men have signed 
up for positions on the track squad. 
Coach Don Chattelier points out 
that only six of the twenty five 
candidates are veterans, so there 
are still many positions open. 

Heading the list of veterans is 
Ebe Joseph, who performed in 
many capacities last year for the 
Sho'men. Rounding out the re- 
turnees are: Ham Bauer, high and 
low hurdles; Roger Kinhart, high 
jump; Buddy Moore, two mile and 
Bob Penkethman, broad jump 
and 220 and Ralph Usiiton, high 

Coach Chattelier will count 
heavily on his veterans but there 
are also a few highly touted hope- 
fuls from the Freshman class. 
Jim Pickett set a Maryland state 
high school record in the pole vault 
last year when he scored 11 feet 
6 inches. Joe Thompson proved his 
worth during the cross country 
season by finishing second to the 
perennially good Buddy Moore in 
total points. Two other Freshmen 
runners are Tommy Crouse and 
Jay Cuccia. Crouse ran for 
Chattelier in the cross country 
season and performed well. Cuccia, 
too, made a good showing when he 
ran in the Evening Star Meet in 
Washington, D. C, on January 21. 

This year all of the meets will 
be held on the road because of 
possible renovation of the home 
track. The season's schedule is as 
follows : 

April 6 - Loyola 
April 17 - Catholic University 
April 21 - Western Maryland 
April 28 - Baltimore Relays 
May 1 - Towson Teachers 
May 5 - Penn. Military College 
May 8 - American Universitv 
May 11 and 12 - Mason Dixon 
Championships at 
John's Hopkins. 




Around The Campus 
In 60 Seconds 

. . .Recent combination of two 
English accents on campus this 
world's cup of tea - wish them 
many little cockneys. . . 

. . Dance a spendid success - 
measuring tape took inches off 
circumference of campus - Mori- 
ority's date sat out - now we know 
why - Who is Cindy's crush? - 
Name band played - any names for 
it - Political Science prof, sitting 
on band stand-probably enjoyed 
the view-B.R. flag flew high. B.H. 
girls didn't need a flag. . . 
. . . Lacrosse practice giving it's 
boys that gangster look . . . It's an 
ill wind that blows no Hale. 
. . . Fraternities happy with 
pledges: one who fell out house 
two months ago came in again-a 
fool for punishment? Foos looking 
for Ollie ngain-Sororities still 
battling. . . . 

. . . Many bound for Florida spring 
vacation; seen Coral Gables yet, 
Ebe? . . . 

. . . New *5(> ears on campus this 
semester - One Freshmen has that 
new "forward look". . . 
. . . It's a small world. . . 

Spirit of "56" 

general discussion from the floor 
at which time the students could 
contribute further suggestions 
criticisms. Also present at these 
monthly meetings should be repre- 
sentatives of the college admini- 
stration who would be free to enter 
the discussions and present the 
administration's viewpoints. The 
11:15 period on Tuesday, an as- 
sembly period on Thursday, or any 
day at 12:45 are possible times 
that such a student body-Council- 
administration meeting could be 
held. At present the auditorium 
offiMs the best facilities for the 
assembly place. After it is com- 
pleted the Field House could be 
another location possibility. 

The posting of the weekly min- 
utes on the bulletin toard and a 
more complete coverage of the 
Council's activities in the EIM 
would enable the students to go to 
the general assembly fully pre- 
pared with questions, criticisms, 

A survey sponsored by the United 
States National Student Associ- 
ation has shown that students, in 
general, have several mistaken 
attitudes about their student 
government and college admini- 
stration. The common beliefs of 
the government are: that it does 
not accomplish anything; that 
student leaders are a bunch of 
politicians whose self-interests over 
rule the students' interests; that 
the student government is a tool 
or a puppet of the administration; 
or that the government lacks the 
hack-bone to make a strong, solid 
stand. As for the administration, 
it is viewed as "severe and money- 
minded", "intolerant and mistrust- 
ful", "authoritarian", "changing 
from liberality and freedoms to 
restriction", and so on. 

The above proposals would do 
much to eliminate these miscon- 
ceptions. Monthly assemblies and 
a better informed student body 
will prove that the Student Council 
does do many things of benefit for 
the people it represents. Also, the 
administration will he able to ex- 
plain many things first-hand, be- 
fore inaccurate reports and rumors 
have a chance to spread around via 
the "grape-vine". 

The Student Government is the 
foundation of student life. Im- 
proving and strengthening the 
Council, and coordinating 
activities more closely with the 
administration, student body, and 
other organizations is the first and 
biggest step in bettering the life 
of all on the college campus. 

Birds, Fizz Bars 

point production against Lambda 
Chi. Shelly Goodman (Trotters) 
came in second with 219 counters 
and a 19.9 average. Warren Was- 
son (Theta Chi) was third with 
187 points and a 16.9 average. 

In the team scoring department, 
the Trotters walked away with 
the season crown, rolling up 560 
points, besting the Fizz Bars who 
came in second with 528 counters. 
Kappa Alpha "A" (517), Foxwell 
(516) and the Blue Birds (507) 
complete the top five. The Fizz 
Bars hold the record for the sea- 
sdii'.s high game, an 83 point effort 
against G. I. Hall. 

Final Standings 
W L 

Fizz Bars 10 1 .909 

Blue Birds 10 1 .909 

Kappa Alpha "A" 9 2 .818 
Theta Chi 8 3 .727 

Trotters 7 4 .684 

Neat Cuys 6 6 .500 

Foxwell 5 7 .416 

Phi Sigs 4 7 .363 

Kappa Alpha "B" 3 8 .272 
Lambda Chi 3 8 .272 

Syndicate 1 10 .091 

C. I. Hall 1 10 .091 

Individual Scoring 
Name G Pts Avg 

H. Schmidt 11 242 22.0 

S. Goodman 11 219 19.9 
W. Wasson 11 187 16.9 

C.King 11 160 14.5 

J. Szymanslu 11 156 14.2 
D. Thomas 11 156 14.2 

R. Lendermnn 10 146 14.6 
C. Covington 11 137 12.4 

J. Becker 11 137 12.4 

Rifle Club 

There will be an important 
meeting of the rifle club and all 
students interested in joining it on 
Thursday evening, March 8, at 
7:00 P. M. in room 25 of William 
Smith Hall. Plans arc to be dis- 
cussed for organizing a rifle team 
mid electing officers for the group. 
A greatly enlarged membership 
is needed before a team can be ef- 
fectively formed and all students 
interested are urged to attend. 
The club is planning to hold addi- 
tional activities this spring. 

School Furnishes 
Files For Seniors 

Seniors who have not yet decided 
on what they plan to do after 
graduation should find the job 
placemen*, and graduate school file 
in Dean Doyle's office of great 
value. This file contains many 
pamphlets, letters, folders, and 
other sources of information about 
job opportunities from leading com- 
panies in various fields of industry, 
business, and social fields. 

Dr. Anderson is the faculty 
coordinator for job opportunities 
with federal and state govern- 
ments. In his Ferguson Hall office 
is an extensive file covering many 
fields of government work. 

A number of inquiries have also 
been received for graduates who 
are eligible to be public school 
teachers. Seniors who are in- 
terested in entering this field 
should see Dr. Livingood for 
further information. 

Dr. Doyle again reminds all 
seniors who want to apply for 
graduate school and fellowships 
that they should file their appli- 
cations immediately as the dead- 
line for such filing is rapidly 


The scholarship record for the 
first semester, 1955-'56, showed the 
senior class index to be 1.797, 
junior 1.384, sophomore .993, and 
freshman 1.057. Kappa Alpha 
received the highest fraternity 
index, 1.652, then Phi Sigma 
Kappa, 1.629, Theta Chi, 1.462, and 
Lambda Chi Alpha, 1.340. 

Alpha Omicron Pi received 1.635, 
Alpha Chi Omega 1.528, and Zeta 
Tau Alpha 1.486. The total all 
fraternity index was 1.532, as was 
the all sorority index. The all 
women's index was 1.420 and all 
men's 1.190. 

JAY WALKING IN SPORTS — Continued From Page 3 

This year's intramural basketball program has probably 
reached a new high for effectiveness. There were twelve 
teams in the league with close to one hundred students par- 
ticipating. This is a giant step toward fulfilling one of the 
primary objectives of an intramural program — athletics for all. 

Often the play in an undivided twelve team league be- 
comes lopsided and boring, but not so this year's campaign. 
The competition has been exciting and the caliber of play 
surprisingly good. In addition to the thrilling battle for first 
place between Joe Syzmanski's Fizz Bars and the Bluebirds, 
interest was also held by the mad scramble for the number 
six slot and a playoff berth. 

The officiating of the early games came in for much 
criticism, but the handling of games steadily became more 
efficient as the season progressed. Perhaps a training pro- 
gram for game officials or the selecting of a staff of officials 
before the season opens would help to solve this problem in 
the future. 

Our hats are off to Coach Don Chattelier and Warner 
Andrews for their fine handling of the league this year. Both 
are hardworking and conscientous men who have greatly im- 
proved the intramural cage setup this year and they plan an 
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that he has had many opportuni- 
ties for jobs elsewhere. 

Dr. Clark said that there had 
been no indication of dissatisfaction 
before 1953. He had one of the 
Council members read a letter of 
recommendation written by Dr. 
Gibson in 1953, praising him. Since 
1953, Dr. Clark said, he has been 
removed from important faculty 
committee positions which he felt 
entitled to as department head. At 
that time he was a member of the 
academic council, the committee on 
appointments and tenure, and the 
committee of fraternities. At pre- 
sent he is a member of the latter 

Believing that the college should 
protect the morals of the students, 
he stated that he has always op- 
posed authorized drinking at col- 
lege-sponsored dances. He said 
he has counselled students who had 
complants" against the alumni- 
stration and headed off possible 
trouble. Dr. Clark is a donor of the 
Clark - Porter medal, awarded at 
commencement to the student who 
has done the most to maintain a 
high moral tone among the 

Dr. Clark reiterated his desire 
for a hearing before the Board of 
Visitors and Governors. He said 
his appearance before the Board 
subcommitte on faculty and cur- 
riculm was not a hearing in that 
t was for a few minutes only and 
no charges were made. 

A Student Council request for a 
hearing was acknowledged by the 
Board to have been received. 

Dr. Clark noted that he had re- 
ceived 20 to 30 letters per day 
since the affair started five weeks 
ago. This response, he implied, 
indicated the support he has out- 
side the school, especially among 
history and political science majors 
who feel their training was good. 

"The Elm" Seeks 
Managing Editor 

The ELM is shopping for a 
Managing Editor and two editorial 
assistants. Students who have had 
some experience with page make- 
up and headline writing are de- 

The Managing Editor and his 
assistants will work with the 
Editor in making up the ELM and 
writing the headlines. 

'The Father' 

made him think? Since no tw 
people have had the same experi- 
ences, a different interpretation 
is to be had by each individual. 
Whereas the cast is vital in pr e . 
senting the balance of ideas, the 
audience is vital in forming the 
interpretation of what is presented, 
on the stage. 

The student members of me cast 
have had to develop entirely new 
personalities in order to meet the 
dramatic demands that Strindbeig 
presents. This has presented a 
double challenge to Samis since he 
must also change his personality - 
he portrays the CAPTAIN - as well 
as the other members of the cast. 

LAURA, the wife, is played by 
Sally Ann Groome, who performed 
for the National Thespian Society 
last year at Hyattsville (Md.) 
High School. She has shown a 
basic ability to approach her lines 
in a professional manner that has 
won the praise of the play's pro- 

Dan Haupt follows up his success 
in the Players' fall production with 
the role of the Doctor. NOJD, a 
a mixed-up soldier, is portrayed by 
Bill Shortall. Others in the cast 
are: Eva Corliss as BERTHA, 
Doris Hall as the Nurse, Joe Keller 
as the Pastor, and Al Easterby as 
the Orderly. Tom Elder is as- 
sisting in the directing. 

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VOL. XXIX, No. 9 



College To Send 
Reports In April 

jlid-semister grade reports will 
je sent out to the students by the 
jjjst week of April, the Registrar's 
jjjce has announced. The reports 
B ay be in the mail in time for the 
students to receive them while 
hey are at home during the Spring 

The mid-semester marks are 
tentative grades. They are neither 
entered on the student's permanent 
record card nor figured into any 
Index calculations. 

The purpose of issuing a com- 
plete report on all subjects, rather 
than just those in which unsatis- 
factory work is being done, as has 
tieen the practice in the past, is 
lo give the student a more complete 
picture of his over-all progress by 
the middle of the semester. Those 
students who receive unsatisfactory 
grades, (D and F), should consult 
their faculty advisors to see what 
can be done to improve the grades 
or the study habits. 

Downs, Moriarty 
Win Elections 

In the three-cornered contest to 
elect two freshman representatives 
to the Student Council, Charles 
Downs and Bill Moriarty surpassed 
Lois Fuchs in the general balloting 
last week. 

Since then Moriarty has left 
school, and Council President Bill 
Warner has not appointed a suc- 
cessor as yet. Freshman repre- 
sentatives will serve until the an- 
imal Council elections are held in 
late April. 

A primary election the week pre- 
vious eliminated Bob Belsley. 
Nominations were made through 
the prescribed petition method. 

Response to the election was 
poor, according to Bob Colborn, the 
Student Council's chairman of 

Dr. M. C. Berger 
To Speak Here 

Dr. Marie Cole Berger will be the 
speaker at assembly on Thursday, 
April 12, and will give a talk on 
the "Problems of Primitive People 
in Transition." The announcement 
came this week from Dr. Irving 
Barnet, chairman of the committee 
on assemblies. Dr. Berger's talk will 
cover principally the Samoan 
people and their problems in meet- 
ing the new demands of the 20th 

Born in Chicago, Dr. Berger 
studied at the University of 
Chicago, where she received her 
B.A. in economics in 1935 and the 
degree of Doctor of Law in 1937. 
In World War II she worked with 
UNRRA in the Mediterranean 

Dr. Berger is a member of the 
Bar of the United States Supreme 
Court and has served as advisor 
on United States delegations to 
the Trusteeship Council of the 
United Nations. 

She has studied the problems of 
Quite a number of the more 
Primitive peoples, especially those 
encountered in meeting needs of the 
20th century. 

Players' Staging of 'The Father' 
Thumbs Nose At Broadway 

By Norman James 
With a vigorous back of their 
hand to the inanity of Broadway, 
the Washington Players last Thurs- 
day, Friday and Saturday nights 
produced August Strindberg's 
THE FATHER. It was an ex- 
cellent choice, for this play is a 
masterpiece of modern realism. In 
America mere dilutions of Strind- 
berg have a way of passing for 
drama, and Strindberg himself is 
rarely done. 

He is not easily done. An actor's 
usual bag of tricks will not pro- 
duce a Strindberg character, and 
for about half of Thursday's per- 
formance one feared that the actors 
were keeping a professional dis- 
tance from their author. Mr. 
Daniel had occasionally the air of 
a badly strung marionette, and to 
catch some of his glances one would 
have had to post outfielders on 
Washington Avenue. Miss Groome's 
unrelieved malignity left one 
wondering how the Doctor dared 
stay around unarmed. And Miss 
Hall got inappropriate laughs by 
sometimes making Margaret sound 
like an accordion played slightly off 
key. But before the evening was 
over these faults were corrected 
and on Saturday (as well as, I 
gather, on -Friday) the audience 
was treated to the shattering ex. 
citement of genuine drama. 

When a good play is put on in 
America at all, it is usually per- 
formed at the dramatic level of 
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. This 
is the condescending, or Shakes 
theatre-as-Oscar-Hammevstein ap 
proach, in which interpretation is 

sacrificed to theatricality. 

Mr. Samis, therefore, deserves 
a great deal of credit for the way in 
which dramatic meaning shaped 
last week's performances. One 
might differ at times with his in- 
terpretation, but a great play af- 
fords varying interpretations as 
long as each is, as Mr. Samis' was, 
honestly and intelligently derived 
from the play. To have the 
Captain die next to Laura instead 
of Margaret is consistent with his 
life-long search for a mother and 
its role in his marriage. 

Above all, Mr. Samis preserved 
the play's delicate balance and its 
distance. We remain sufficiently 
detached from both the Captain 
and Laura to see the play as a 
conflict developing out of the 
limitations of each. Here is one of 
Strindberg's most significant ad- 
vances beyond Ibsen's Ghosts. 

Mr. Samis also deserves credit 
for the fact that the play's reality 
was not sacrificed to the theatri- 
cality of a pretty set, bright 
lighting and hot-foot pacing, all 
of which mar too many American 
attempts at realism,. The set that 
the indestructible Mr. Jones and 
his crew built was a masterful 
evocation of the hideous bourgeois 
environment in which Laura and 
the Captain battle, 

In the title role Mr. Daniel did 
not fully convey the Captain's 
intellectual strength, but he gave 
a brilliantly powerful performance 
— the most powerful, in fact, that" 
I have ever seen here. Especially 
brilliant was the way, in the last 
act, he conveyed both what the 
Captain had come to and what he 

Erin Go Bragh! 
Happy St. Patrick's Day 

Army Moves 
Reserve Unit 

Headquarters Company, 3rd 
Batallion, 319th Infantry Regiment 
was recently moved from Wash- 
ington College Campus to Cam- 
bridge Md. Washington College 
Army Reserve comprises about 
half the strength of Headquarters 
Company, while Easton comprises 
the remainder. Due to a decline 
in membership, the Washing- 
ton students no longer meet in 
Wm. Smith but instead they 
journey to Cambridge every Mon- 
day evening to attend the weekly 
two hour drill. 

Besides the regular 48 pay drills 
a year, the Reserve Unit attends 
a 15 day summer encompment. 
This year the unit will go to 
Indiantown Gap in late July. 
Through regular attendance at 
weekly meetings and summer camp, 
the men are eligible for promotions. 

Weekly meetings consist of 
lectures and moves on various 
military topics such as combat in- 
telligence, reguard tactics, as- 
sembly and operation of light and 
heavy weapons etc. Summer camp 
provides the time for practical ap- 
plication of the military know- 
ledge acquired during the weekly 

Anyone interested in joining 
the Army Reserve Unit can obtain 
all necessary information by 
writing to Unit Advisor, USAR, 
Morris Building Armory, Washing- 
ton & Cross Streets, Salisbury, 

had been. Miss Groome's Laura 
would not have suffered from more 
variety in her voice, but her com- 
bination of poise and force was 
superb; her manner was terribly 
vivid and on Saturday subtly shad- 
ed. Together, she and Mr. Daniel 
produced what Cocteau has called 
"the poetry of the theatre." One 
doesn't often see it. 

In lesser roles Mr. Keller and 
Mr. Haupt each achieved an ad- 
mirably complete and effective 
characterization. Mr. Keller's baf- 
fled unction did full justice to a 
role that captures Ibsen's Pastor 
Manders in a brilliant impression- 
istic sketch. As the Doctor, baffled 
by skepticism as the Pastor is by 
belief, Mr. Haupt showed a com- 
plete command of characterization 
that was lacking in his neverthe- 
less delightful performance last 

I thought that both Miss Hall, as 
Margaret, and Miss Corliss, as 
Bertha, could have given more 
forceful per form an ces, but Miss 
Hall overcame the stagey whining 
that tempts one in the role of an 
old woman; and playing a young 
gril Miss Corliss avoided the 
various sorts of appalling un- 
attractiveness that such roles 
usually evoke, to the audience's 
delight, on the American stage. 

Mr. Shortall was effective as 
Nojd, and Mr. Easter by, in addition 
to delighting us with the audibility 
of his line, showed the poise that 
has always distinguished his per- 

Broadway, though far off, was 
not missed. 

Livingood Heads 
New Committee 

A "Campus Committee", com- 
posed of faculty members, has re- 
cently been organized to assist the 
administration in planning the 
beautification of the campus. 

Such a committee, according to 
Dr. Gibson, is not unusual. It will 
serve as a consulting unit that will 
assist in reaching decisions con- 
cerning planting, decorating, and 
the general exterior appearance 
of the campus. Until now this 
responsibility was borne solely by 
the President or the Business 

The committee plans to work 
with the Biology Department in 
an attempt to increase the number i 
of varieties of vegetation that are 
studied in the biology classes. 
Another proposed project is the 
planting of an evergreen hedge a- 
Iong College Avenue to obscure the 
unsightly coal pile in back of Bill 
Smith Hall. 

Dr. Livingood heads the com- 
mittee which also lists Messr's 
Dumschott, Gard, Gwynn, and 
West as members. Suggestions 
from the student body or other 
campus groups will be welcomed 
by the committee. 

Coast Guard 
Needs Officers 

In an effort to get more Reserve 
Officers, the Coast Guard will ad- 
mit more college graduates to its 
Officer Candidate School, it was 
announced by Rear Admiral R. E. 
Wood, Commander of the Fifth 
Coast Guard District. 

According to Rear Admiral 
Wood, men holding baccalaureate 
degrees can fulfil their military 
obligations by serving as Coast 
Guard Reserve Officers. Applicants 
for the Officer Candidate School 
program must be at 21 years old, 
but not older than 26. 

Those accepted for the schooling 
will be trained at the Coast Guard 
Academy, New London, Conn., for 
four months. Classes will con- 
vene in late June and September. 
Rear Admiral Wood urged college 
graduates to write to the Director 
of Reserve, Fifth Coast Guard Dis- 
trict, P. 0. Box 540, Norfolk, Va., 
to get more information concern- 
ing this program. 

Masse y Wins 
K A Elections 

Curt Massey was elected No. 1 
of the Kappa Alpha Order on 
March 4th. He will succeed Les 
Bell as No. 1. Bo Hutchings was 
given the post of No. 2 and follow- 
ing behind him in the positions of 
No. 3 and 4 were Tom Elmore and 
Tom Short. 

Other officers elected were; No. 
5, Roy Henderson, No. 6, Jack 
Meager, No. 7, Arnold Sten, No. 8, 
John Mead and No. 9 Jack Daniels. 

Set Registration 
For Fall Term 

Pre-registration for next fall's 
courses has been tentatively set 
by the Registrar's office for the last 
week of April. The early an- 
nouncement is to give the students 
ample time in which to discuss 
carefully their course schedule 
with their faculty advisor. 

Students should take note of 
several v curriculum requirement 
changes that have been made in the 
new college bulletin, copies of which 
are now available in the Registrar's 

Increasing the penalty for chang- 
ing courses once the semester has 
begun from two dollars to five 
dollars emphasizes the need for 
careful planning in filling out the 
pre-registration schedules. 

Students planning to take sum- 
mer courses at other schools should 
consult their faculty advisor and 
the Registrar to make sure that 
they will be acceptable for credit. 

Anne Grim Is 
OX Dream Girl 

Theta Chi Fraternity held its 
100th Anniversary Ox Hop yester- 
day evening at the Rock Hall Fire 
Hall. Anne Grim was crowned 
the fraternity's 1956 Dream Girl, 
to reign during the centennial 

Anne, who is pinned to oxman 

Gibson To Speak, 
Answer Questions 

The assembly of March 22, at 
which time Dr. Gibson will speak, 
should be of especial interest to the 
students. The first part of the 
program will be Dr. Gibson's 
periodic report to the student 
body. The remainder of the hour 
will be devoted to the question - 
answer period at which time the 
students may query the administra- 
tion on matters which the students 
might be in doubt or would like to 
be better informed. 

Barber Hits 
Student's Car 

Two Washington College stu- 
dents were involved in a two-car 
collision around midnight March 
2 in front of the Bluebird tavern. 
Antonio Rovira's injuries required 
hospitalization in the Kent-Queen 
Anne's hospital and both cars were 
a total loss. 

Rovira, driving Richard Farrow's 
car and accompanied by Robert 
Cleaver, was thrown out of the 
car when it was struck almost 
head-on by a stolen vehicle operated 
by Charles W. Lotman, a local 

Lotman, who stole the car from 
Thomas Mogle, his landlord, was 
sentenced to two six-month terms 
to run concurrently in the House 
of Correction, for unauthorized 
use of a motor vehicle and driving 
under the influence of alcohol. 
He was fined $52.90 for reckless 
driving and operating without 
lights, and was confined in the 
Kent County jail when he couldn't 
pay the fines. 

Rovira suffered a chipped 
shoulder bone and an ankle injury. 
Cleaver was uninjured. 

John "Hezzy" Howard, was pre- 
sented the annual silver cup 
trophy at a special ceremony during 
the dance by Al Albertson, 
fraternity president. 

April 10 will mark Theta Chi's 
100th year as a national fraternity. 





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What do you say when someone asks you about joining 
an organization on campus? The most frequent answer given 
is. "I don't have enough time." That may be true for some 
students, but eertaJnly not for all of them. The majority of 
students could devote more time to extra-curricular activities 
than they do. And the purpose of this editorial is to point 
up the lack of organizational interest and the corresponding 
lack of campus leadership. 

Of the 50-odd organizations on campus, several are dying 
on their feet. There are barely enough members in some of 
them to fill the offices. The political clubs are a special case. 
In this Presidential election year the Young Democrats and 
the Young Republicans seldom have more than ten members 
at a meeting. The Supreme Court decision on segregation 
has forced into the open a political and social problem that 
will require the very best leaders the country can find for 
years to come. Are there any Abe Lincolns here? Oppor- 
tunity knocks. Who will come in? 

Unfortunately, there is no honorary leadership society 
here for women like the men's Omicron Delta Kappa. The 
first step in establishing one for women is to create a local 
society and petition for national membership later. Other 
requirements must also be met, but the task is not im- 

But even ODK membership is suffering for the lack of 
qualified candidates. All the present student members ex- 
cept one will graduate this June. 

Are you afraid your grades will suffer if you take on 
extra work outside of required studies? If so, consider these 
facts. The index of the present senior class was 1.797 at the